CBCA Book Week | Find Your Treasure | Book Week Costume Ideas 18-24 Aug 2018

CBCA Book Week 2018 – Find Your Treasure

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.

Generally, the CBCA Book of the Year winner’s announcement is the third Friday in August, and CBCA Book Week commences the following day.

The 2018 CBCA Book Week theme is Find Your Treasure and the dates are Saturday 18th to Friday 24th August.

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 #CBCA2018
  • Tweet photos of your Children’s Book Week displays using #CBCA2018

book week costumes

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.

See our Book Week competition last year on Facebook for some ideas for costumes. Pics were in the comments.

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

book week costume ideas


For more information and all enquiries please visit the CBCA website.

What CBCA Book Week

When Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August 2018

Where School, libraries and book shops

Who All Ages

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Image Source: CBCA website

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