The dates for Book Week 2013 will be Saturday 17 – Friday 23 August.
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 theme in 2013 is ... 'Read across the universe.' This is a wonderful opportunity for both children and adults to share and enjoy books.
The week is organised by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) 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. The awards that are presented cover fiction for both older and younger readers, non-fiction and picture books from Australian authors and illustrators. To be shortlisted or receive a “notable” mention for your book is an honour and schools and libraries in particular will have a week-long celebration of all things bookish.
CBCA website: http://cbca.org.au/bookweek.htm