Children's Book Week 2022

Theme: Dreaming with eyes open...

Dates: Term 3 - August 20-26 2022

Artwork: Jasmine Seymour

#CBCA2022 #dreamingwitheyesopen

Book Week will be back in August 2022 with a brand new theme! Take a look at the Book Week theme announcement here.

Each year since 1945 the CBCA has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children's authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians create colourful displays, develop activities, run competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading. You will often see parades with students dressed as their favourite book character. 


Make Your Own Story Book lessons with Sean E Avery

WA Author Sean E. Avery has created a series of YouTube videos that are specifically designed for children who want to enter the Make Your Own Story Book Competition. Follow the steps at home to create a story book or a picture book. 

You can find the entire playlist of 26 videos on Sean's YouTube channel HERE, or head to the Make Your Own Storybook website for individual links. Check out the first one below to get you started! 


Book Week Competition 2021

This competition has closed and the winners have been awarded their prizes. Watch this space for a competition summary coming soon.

2020 Children's Book Week - Cake Competition 


1st Prize - Stanley (Age 9): My Dead Bunny by Sigi Cohen and James Foley

2nd Prize - Zahra (Age 12): Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm

3rd Prize - Erin & Gwen (Age 6 & 9): The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie by Mae Gibbs


All the cake entries were amazing and will each receive Children's Book Week 2020 themed Curious Creatures Curious Minds merchandise.