CBCA Book Week Banner 2021: Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds

Welcome Kids! Let’s celebrate the wonder and joy of Book Week!

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has been running Book Week since 1945! It’s a celebration of books and Australian children's authors and illustrators.
The 2021 CBCA Book Week takes place from 21-27 August and the theme is Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.

Book Week Events & Activities

Wyndham City Libraries will be celebrating Book Week despite the current lockdown and although our previously advertised activities won’t all be going ahead, we have some great Book Week activities for you to do from home! See more information below.

CBCA Book Awards & Lists

Every year the CBCA hosts the Book of the Year Awards for Australian children's books published over the past year. The judges select books for the notable list, shortlist and winners, across six categories. The CBCA will announce the 2021 Book Award winners on Friday 20 August.

Discover and enjoy the 2021 CBCA Shortlist and Notable books available at the Library for the Picture Books and Younger Readers categories.

Virtual Book Week Parade

Submissions have closed for the Virtual Book Week Parade but you can check out all of the great literary costumes on the Libraries in Wyndham Facebook page.

Design a Bookmark Competition

Celebrate Book Week by designing your own bookmark for the library.

The theme for Book Week 2021 is ‘Old worlds, new worlds, other worlds’. Use this theme to inspire your bookmark design.

Click here to find out more!

Kids Club Online book-themed activity sheets

Kids club

Visit our Kids Club Online page to download lots of fun Book Week activities to do at home: https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/kidsclub

Book Week Online Story Time on Facebook

Tune into a special pre-recorded Book Week Online Story Time on our Facebook page on Thursday 26 August at 9.30am.

Teddy Bear Sleepover Photo Share on Facebook

Teddy Bear Sleepover

To celebrate Book Week we are sharing our favourite bedtime stories. Join in the fun from home and send us a photo of your kids reading their favourite story to their toys or of them putting their toys to bed.

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page late afternoon on Wednesday 25 August.

Story Box Library

Online Illustration Workshop with Ben Wood

Come along to an illustration workshop with Ben Wood where you will learn different illustration techniques similar to those used in his books.

Ben has illustrated many books including the Real Pigeons and Squishy Taylor series.

This workshop is now booked out.

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