CBCA Book Week | Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds | 21-27 Aug 2021

CBCA Book Week 2021

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.

Your connection to the story continues today with the release of the official CBCA Book Week 2021 merchandise range. This year award-winning author, illustrator and film-maker Shaun Tan has illustrated the CBCA Book Week 2021 theme, ‘Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds’. The official CBCA range incorporates Shaun Tan’s visual interpretation of this exciting theme.

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 #CBCA2021
  • Tweet photos of your Children’s Book Week displays using #CBCA2021

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.

Shop costumes & party supplies at CostumeBox and get free shipping when you spend $79+. Click here!

We loved this Transformers creation in 2017 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 Book Week 2021 – Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds

When:  Saturday 21 – Friday 27 August 2021

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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