The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) will partner with The Party People, the market leader for party supplies online in Australia, to celebrate CBCA Children’s Book Week 2017.
CBCA Children’s Book Week is an iconic event in Australian children’s literature and begins immediately after the announcement of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards in August. This year’s theme of Escape to Everywhere will see children of all ages, as well as teachers and some parents dressing up as their favourite book characters to celebrate story telling and the joy of reading. Libraries, schools and communities across the country will showcase Australian literature with imaginative book displays.
In partnership with The Party People, the CBCA will be able to offer a vast range of creative costume ideas for teachers, librarians and parents to source. CBCA Children’s Book Week will take place from 18-25 August, 2017.
Through The Party People’s broad network, the CBCA hopes to continue to grow awareness of children’s literature and Children’s Book Week activities, as well as drive donations to help continue the wonderful work of the CBCA’s members throughout Australia.
“We are thrilled to work with The Party People to bring a one-stop shop for creative costumes for Children’s Book Week. We’ve seen so many beautiful costumes over the years inspired by hundreds of delightful characters from Australian children’s literature including green sheep, very cranky bears, gumnut babies and magic possums,” said CBCA Chair, Professor Margot Hillel.
The Party People is a family-owned Australian company with more than thirty years experience in the business of dress-ups. Co-CEOs Dean & Peter Salakas participated in Children’s Book Week when they were young and are proud to now be an official partner with the CBCA.
“The Party People help people create the parties of their dreams,” said Dean Salakas, “and it’s a privilege for us to also help support and celebrate Australian Children’s literature."
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