Children’s Book Week

This year, the theme for The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Children’s Book Week was ‘Read Across The Universe’, with tonnes of activities happening across Australia. The 2013 Children’s Book Week (17-23 August) is Australia’s longest running book festival with 68 years under its belt.

The CBCA has also released its shortlist for the Children’s Book of the Year Award, and the category winners, which were announced on the 17th August, are:


The Coat by Ron Brooks and Julie Hunt  
Older Readers: Sea Hearts by Margot Lanagan Younger Readers: The Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett Early Childhood: The Terrible Suitcase by Emma Allen Picture Book: The Coat by Ron Brooks and Julie Hunt Eve Pownall Award for Information Books: Tom the Outback Mailman by Kristin Weidenbach



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