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2014 Book Week
Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010. All the previous themes can be found
The dates for Book Week 2014 will be
Saturday 16 – Friday 22 August
Next year's information can be found
Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.
The theme in 2014 is...
Connect to reading
. Merchandise for this theme will be found
around about the beginning of June 2014.
Awards Foundation Benefactors
Scholastic Australia Pty Ltd · Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd · Laurie Copping OAM (In memoriam) · Thyne Reid Trust No.1
Australia Post · Sandy Campbell · Jean Chapman (in memoriam) · Era Publications · Max Fatchen (in memoriam) · Five Mile Press · Libby Gleeson AM · Bob Graham · Hachette Children’s Books Australia · Hardie Grant Egmont Pty Ltd · HarperCollinsPublishers Australia · Ipswich District Teacher-Librarians' Network · The James N Kirby Foundation · Kinross-Wolaroi School · Koala Books · Library Board of Queensland · Beryl Moncrieff Matthews (in memoriam) · Jill Midolo (in memoriam) · Angela Namoi · The Northern Territory Government · Parents and Boys at Sydney Grammar School, Edgecliff Prep · Penguin Books Australia · Eve Pownall (in memoriam) · Random House Australia Pty Ltd · Marion E Robertson (in memoriam) · Emily Rodda (Jennifer Rowe) · Gillian Rubinstein · Maurice Saxby AM · SA Dept of the Arts & Cultural Development · University of Queensland Press · Julie Vivas · Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd · Cassandra Weddell, Qld (in memoriam) · Margaret Wild· Miss Maisie Williams, Garah NSW (in memoriam) · Sue Williams
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