Book week is a celebration of all things reading, creativity, story telling and imagination. Since 1945, the Children’s Book Council of Australia has organised Book Week throughout Australia. Schools, teachers, librarians and libraries across the country decorate their spaces, run activities, competitions and dress up parades all with the shared purpose of spreading the message of the importance of reading and story telling.
Each year, Book Week’s theme is voted on by CBCA members. 2022’s exciting theme is ‘Dreaming with eyes open’, with concept art from Aboriginal artist Jasim Seymour.
In our fast paced, plugged-in lives, Book Week provides a reminder for children and adults alike, of the positive and influential impact that books and stories have the ability to play on our lives.