Book Week

Book Week 19 to 25 August 2023

CBCA Children’s Book Week celebrates Australian books, authors and illustrators for children.

Book Week is the longest running children’s festival in Australia. Every year, Book Week, which is run by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, aims to highlight and promote the importance and enjoyment of reading among young Australians. Many schools, public libraries and children’s organisations run activities and dress-up parades throughout the week.

Children’s Books & Accessories

Some popular authors for children include J K Rowling, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Roald Dahl, Judy Blume, Dr. Seuss, Morris Gleitzman, Hans Christian Andersen, Beatrix Potter, Enid Blyton, A.A. Milne (Winnie The Pooh), Lynley Dodd (Hairy Maclary) and Paul Jennings.

  • Booktopia is Australian-owned online-only retail store selling books, eBooks and DVDs. Take advantage of flat rates for delivery around Australia of as many physical books or DVDs as you want in one order. They have an extensive range of Australian books as well as the usual international titles.
  • Coolthings have some fun gadgets and novelties to make your reading space more exciting – bookends, giant paper clips, sticky notes and more .

Education Related Activities And Supplies

  • – templates and resources for pre-school, childcare centres and home use.
  • ThemesForParties – Book Week – aimed at adults but ideas could also be useful for older children and teens, especially to encourage reluctant readers to see books as fun.
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