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Each year since 1945, the
Children's Book Council of Australia
has hosted Children's Book Week to honour and celebrate the work of Australian authors and illustrators
In 2014 it will be held from
Celebrations will focus on the announcement of the
Book of the Year
and this year's theme,
Connect to reading
will be announced,
followed by the
Winners will be announced at noon on
Friday, August 15.
Then, let the celebrations begin!
This wiki has been established to support new primary school teacher librarians who are implementing Children's Book Week in their schools for the first time. Australia's experienced teacher librarians are invited to share their experience and expertise in areas such as
promotion and celebration
logistics and organisation
activities for the shortlisted books suitable for primary
activities to support the theme of
Connect to Reading
linking the celebrations to literacy, literature, information literacy and other curriculum outcomes
New teacher librarians are invited to draw on their ideas, information and insight so they can shape their own celebration of Children's Book Week 2014.
Watch this space for the announcement of an exciting new challenge to launch this year's version of the wiki.
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