Next week we will welcome and celebrate
…wait for the drum roll…
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Book Week !
Book Week Is the longest running children’s festival in Australia.
The first took place in 1945 and was a celebration of our being ”United by Books”
Each year, schools and public libraries across 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.
This year the theme of Book Week is
Connect to Reading/Reading to Connect:
Connect to reading is about enjoying the experience of exploring story, and travelling to other worlds.
Reading to connect is about how reading also helps us to create a bond with others. In the contemporary world we also read to connect through a variety of media.
Here is what you need to know and
what you need to do to get ready for
a week of performances, excursions, special events, activities, competitions celebrating books and reading and our connections to both:
What are you doing/thinking about
to get ready to celebrate?