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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 August 16-22.Celebrations will focus on the announcement of theBook of the Year and this year's theme, Connect to reading.At 9.00am April 8 the Notables were announced, followed by the shortlists 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
  • creating displays
  • 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
  • author visits
  • integrating ICT
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.

Go to this page for an exciting new challenge to launch this year's version of the wiki.