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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More Book Week Fun
Test your problem solving skills with our Book Week themed digital escape room.
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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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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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Make a chatterbox, make a sock puppet or do some rock painting. Check out our crafty ideas inspired by the Book Week shortlisted books.