Book Week 2019

Book_Week_2019.pngIn 1946 the CBCA established annual book awards to promote Australian children's books of outstanding literary and artistic quality. These awards are now the most influential and highly respected in Australia. Throughout the year, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) works in partnership with authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers and other organisations in the children's book world to bring images and stories into the hearts and minds of children and adults. 

We celebrate CBCA Book Week across Australia from 17-23 August 2019 and at St Matthew's we are planning the following events.

  • The Book Fair – selling a range of children's books provided by the Book Warehouse
  • Visiting authors – inspiring students with stories about their writing and their books
  • Library competitions and activities
  • The Dress-up Parade – to be held on Friday 23 August at 9:00am. Students can dress up as their favourite book character, in keeping with the theme Reading is my Secret Power.

We look forward to an exciting and fun week celebrating Australian children's books.