It's Book Week! And this year, the Children's Book Council of Australia is celebrating 70 glorious years of connection to story with this year's theme ...
Books Light Up Our World
And indeed they do! All over the country, kids, parents, librarians, teachers, schools and community groups are celebrating story with readings, author and illustrator visits, costume parades and special events that celebrate our love of books.
What will you be doing for Book Week? Be sure to drop into a local book store and stock up on new titles, or visit your local library to brings home a bundle of joy to flick through with the kids.
To celebrate Book Week, I'll soon be posting two articles on encouraging kids to read--or rather, helping them fall in love with books and story (making reading a joy!). These articles are for both parents and teachers/librarians and are excerpted from a recent talk I gave at Marist College Canberra.
Be sure to check out the CBCA's Book of the Year 2015 winners, honour books and notables, too! You can see them all here.