Billy Booksie, and his sister Billie are Paint the Blue REaD’s blue and red mascots. They are mythical creatures who live in the Blue Mountains. The Booksies are naturally shy, and feel most confident when there are children around who can coax them out with some rhymes, songs, and their favourite thing of all- BOOKS!

These big, cuddly mascots make guest appearances throughout the Blue Mountains wherever children are gathering for stories, rhymes, picture books and songs- at Early Childhood Centres, Playgroups, local festivals and more.

The Booksies are an important facet of Paint the Blue REaD. Through regular community appearances and activities, and consistency of character, Billy and Billie have already begun to capture the imaginations of Blue Mountains children.

To find out more about where the Booksies are appearing, and more information about early literacy, please visit our Facebook page: Find us on Facebook

If you’re interested in having Billy appear at your service or event, please click here for more information.