Book it in! It’s Children’s Book Week


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Did you follow The Very Hungry Caterpillar on it’s journey to becoming a beautiful butterfly?  Or go on a wild adventure with Max in the Where the Wild Things Are? Or maybe you took the Animalia challenge and successfully found all the hidden objects.

As grownups, we can fondly recall the amazing stories we read as kids; whether we read them ourselves, or had them read to us. And we always had our favorites. Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree is still the best book ever (in my humble opinion). Do you have a fave? Let us know in the comments below.

Children’s books should be celebrated for the magic they bring to our lives. And they are! The Children’s Book Council of Australia celebrates Children’s Book Week each year. This year, Book Week runs from 20-26 August with the theme Australia! Story Country.

If you are still a child at heart, raising little one’s, or aspire to educate young minds, you might be interested in checking out the Book Week activities organised by libraries across Australia. You will often see Children’s Book Character Parades and talented librarians creating amazing displays.

One of the highlights of Book Week (well, for me anyway) is the CBCA Book of the Year. The award winners are announced just prior to the commencement of Book Week each year. And this year’s winners were announced on Friday.

The CBCA established the annual book awards to promote children’s books of high literary and artistic quality. These awards are now the most influential and highly respected in Australia.

With over 400 books entered for this year’s awards, the judges had the difficult task of choosing just one winner and two honour book recipients in each of the five award categories.

Check out the winners here.