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What is Children's Book Week?

Each year since 1945 the CBCA has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and the Australian children's authors and illustrators that create them. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians create colourful displays, develop activities,  run competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading. You will often see parades with students dressed as their favourite book character.


17th of August to the 23rd of August, 2024

Reading is Magic

Artist: Jess Racklyeft

Join the conversation and share the joy: #CBCA2024 #ReadingIsMagic

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