CBCA Book Week 2020 – Curious Creatures, Wild Minds | 17-23 Oct 2020

CBCA Book Week 2020

Each year across Australia, the Children’s Book Council of Australia brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. During this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children’s literature and you will often see children’s book character parades and talented librarians creating amazing displays.  

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. 

The 2020 CBCA Book Week theme is Curious Creatures, Wild Minds and the official date is Saturday 17 to Friday 23 October.

Getting Involved:

  • Check with your local library for events and activities
  • Encourage your children to dress up and participate in school events and activities
  • Share photos via social media using #CBCA2020
  • Tweet photos of your Children’s Book Week displays using #CBCA2020

Dressing Up

Costumes can be made up of items you have lying around at home, old dress ups and craft materials.  Stores such as Kmart, Spotlight, $2 shops and even hardware stores can have items you can use with a little imagination.  There are also fabulous ready-made costumes covering a huge range of themes available for all ages from local and online costume stores that will save you time if you’re not confident sewing and creating your own costume.  If your child loves dressing up at home and role playing with friends, costumes can be a great investment for hours of endless play.

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We were absolutely blown away by this Transformers creation by Nadine for her son’s first Book Week parade.

About the CBCA

The CBCA is a not for profit, volunteer run organisation that aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.

Established in 1945, the CBCA was founded at a time when Australian children’s books were few, and Australian authors and illustrators were virtually unknown. In 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. 

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the CBCA website

What:   CBCA’s Book Week Curious Creatures, Wild Minds 

When:   Saturday 17 – Friday 23 October 2020

Where:   Schools and libraries around Australia

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source:  CBCA

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