Schools across Australia are preparing for late August’s annual Children’s Book Week, now in its 65th year
Online PR News – 12-July-2010 – – The Annual CBCA Children’s Book Week celebrates its 65th birthday in 2010 and will be held across the country between 21 and 27 August. Educators in Australia are committed to encouraging reading and creativity through words and design, especially in young children, as a basis for acquiring knowledge in later life.
The event celebrates Australian books, authors and illustrators and is Australia’s longest established festival for children, with teachers and school and public librarians taking part by organising activities, competitions and storytelling sessions on this year’s set theme, ‘Across the Story Bridge’. Fancy dress parades are held and everyone has a great time.
The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a non-profit organisation run by dedicated volunteers and was established in 1945. Its activities include a ‘Children’s Book of the Year’ award and the continuing celebration of children’s literature and its authors and illustrators.
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