Book Week Activities

Each year, schools and public libraries across 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 CBCA encourage the not for profit use of the Book Week artwork by schools and libraries. In recent years some of the best activities relating to bookweek can be found on these sites.

The Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network offers some free resources, as well as their (commerical) publication.

Bookweek for Beginners is a Creative Commons licenced Wiki created by teacher librarians.

The Book Chook is the blog of writer Susan Stephenson and each year gives good information on using the shortlisted books in the classroom, as well as activities for Book Week.

Mrs Mac's Library is the web page of Sharon McGuinness. It links to teaching notes for the shortlisted books, as well as providing teaching ideas and activities.