Book Week will be held from August 16-23, 2019.

Celebrations will focus on the announcement of the Book of the Year

and this year's theme Reading is my Secret Power


Notables will be announced on February 26, 2019

Short Lists will be announced on March 26, 2019

Winners will be announced at noon on Friday, August 16, 2019

Then the celebrations will begin!

These are some of the storybook cushion covers available to support this year's theme. For the full range and how to order go to Storybook Cushions

Book Week for Beginners has been developed to support those who are new to celebrating CBCA Book Week .

With the support of a number of teacher librarians throughout Australia who have generously shared their experience and expertise, this is a resource that may help suggest ideas and answer questions about

  • promotion and celebration
  • logistics and organisation
  • creating displays
  • activities for the shortlisted books suitable for primary
  • activities to support the theme of Reading is my Secret Power
  • linking the celebrations to literacy, literature, information literacy and other curriculum outcomes
  • author visits
  • integrating ICT

I thank those who have contributed to this over the years since 2013 when it first began as a wiki as part of a social media assignment for my M.I.S.

Barbara Braxton

Teacher LibrarianM.Ed.(TL), M.App.Sci.(TL), M.I.S. (Children's Services) Dromkeen Librarian's Award 2003COOMA NSW 2630AUSTRALIA
Together, we learn from each other500 Hats http://500hats.edublogs.org/ The Bottom Shelf http://thebottomshelf.edublogs.org/Storybook Cushions http:// bit.ly/storybook_cushions