Book Week


Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a volunteer run, not-for-profit organisation that was established in 1945 and is comprised of branches of individual members who are passionate about children’s and young adult literature.

Visit CBCA Book Week by clicking here.

Feature Artist: Jess Racklyeft

With the 2024 Children’s Book Week theme, Reading is Magic, our libraries will be celebrating with magical stories and their amazing power to transport minds. We are encouraging kids to be curious about the wonders of our world. It is a positive and affirming message for everyone. The magic of reading also lies in its power of enticement; a good story encourages conversation with our children and helps us set examples for how to converse. Talking about the stories with others connects the reader with other readers. Wrapped around all of this are the tricks” and skills of our amazing writers and illustrators, as they use all their powers of language and illustration to engage the reader in the worlds they build.