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Faded Shapes

What is 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 Australian children's authors and illustrators. 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.


Theme 2023

Saturday, 19 August to Friday, 25 August 2023


Feature Artist: Matt Ottley

Important dates 2023

Notables: announced the last Tuesday in February at 7pm AEDT

Shortlist: announced the last Tuesday in March at 12 noon AEDT

Winners and Honours: announced the third Friday in August at 12 noon AEST

Read Grow Inspire

Each year, South Australian poet/author Mike Lucas writes a poem to celebrate the upcoming Book Week theme. Here is his poem for 2023,
Read, Grow, Inspire
To see more of Mike's poems visit:
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