In Australia, the longest running children’s festival is called Book Week. On Saturday the 17th to Friday 23rd of August Book Week will be enjoyed by many children around the state. Book Week is when schools, libraries and children get together and celebrate Australian books, authors and illustrators. This year’s theme is ‘Read Across The Universe’. Teachers and librarians are organising activities and will tell stories that will relate to the theme. The purpose of Book Week is to encourage children to read more and to enjoy more books. An important part of Book Week is announcing the winning children’s books from a short list of great titles.
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