Book Week

Book Week 20 to 26 August 2022

CBCA Children’s Book Week celebrates Australian books, authors and illustrators for children. The 2022 Book Week theme is Dreaming with eyes open…

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 .

Book Week Costumes

  • is based in Melbourne and delivers costumes and accessories (including shoes, hats, wigs, party supplies and more) with flat rate delivery Australia-wide. Options for same day to Melbourne metro, order online and pick up from their warehouse in Kilsyth, Victoria. More details about delivery here. Check their Book Week costumes for children and adults.
  • CostumeBox – Thousands of Fancy Dress costumes for adults and kids for all occasions. Most costumes dispatched within 24 hours. All costumes displayed are in stock. CostumeBox are based in Sydney with flat rate delivery throughout Australia. They also deliver to New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. See their Book Week costume ideas, with Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Harry Potter, Cat in the Hat 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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