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Book Week 2023 — Read Grow Inspire Teaching Resources

Get ready for Book Week 2023 with printable worksheets, activities, crafts, and more ideas to celebrate the joy of books with your students! This teacher-created resource collection has hundreds of fresh ideas designed to be used in the primary classroom to encourage students to get hooked on a book. Is this your first year teaching on Book Week, or are you just looking for more information? Explore this primer from our teacher team!

What Is Book Week?

Organised every year by the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA), Children's Book Week is an opportunity for you to promote a love of reading in your classroom and to celebrate Australian authors and illustrators. The August event has been observed since 1945, and primary schools and libraries across Australia have the chance to join in the fun of celebrating literature with in-class Book Week activities and even favourite book character parades.

When Is Children's Book Week 2023?

Typically held in Australia, Book Week activities and events in 2023 will run from the 19th to the 23rd of August.

What Is the Book Week 2023 Theme?

Every year since 1987, the CBCA has chosen a Book Week theme to inspire teachers, librarians, and children. The CBCA has chosen Read, Grow, Inspire as the theme for 2023. This year’s feature artist is Matt Ottley whose book Luke's Way of Looking was a CBCA Honor Book in 2000. Keep an eye on this Book Week teaching resource collection as we add more themed Book Week activities for your primary students!
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