Children's Book Week

During Children's Book Week we celebrate children’s books and Australian authors & illustrators. Our Libraries offer activities and tell stories to highlight the importance of reading to children.

library staff dressed up for Book Week presenting storytime

Children's Book of the Year Awards

The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) rewards children's books of high literary and artistic quality through their annual Book of the Year Awards.

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Book Week 60 second reviews

Shortlist Reviews

There’s not long to go now until the winners of the 2020 Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards are announced. Hear what our Children & Youth Team think about the fantastic titles shortlisted for this year's awards.

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Jigsaw puzzle

Book Week Puzzles

Each book on the Book of the Year shortlist is now a jigsaw puzzle for you to do. Click on the cover image to open that book as a jigsaw puzzle.

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Three by Stephen Michael King

Three | A Very Special Storytime

In this special Book Week Storytime Ingrid reads 'Three' written and illustrated by Stephen Michael King, published by Scholatic Press and shortlisted for CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2020. Used with permission.

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More Book Week Fun

Book Week escape room

Digital Escape Room

Test your problem solving skills with our Book Week themed digital escape room.

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Louie and Snippy save the sea

Louis and Snippy Save the Sea

A Book Week 2020 puppet show based on the book by Collette Dinnigan, with illustrations by Grant Cowan, published by Berbay Books and shortlisted for the CBCS award for new illustrators. Used with Permission.

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Bat vs Poss - puppet show

Bat vs Poss | puppet Show

A Book Week puppet show based on the book 'Bat vs Poss' by Alexa Moses, with illustrations by Anil Tortop, published by Hachette, and shortlisted for the CBCA award for Early Childhood. Used with permission.

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book week craft: make a chatterbox

Book Week Craft

Make a chatterbox, make a sock puppet or do some rock painting. Check out our crafty ideas inspired by the Book Week shortlisted books.

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