Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010.
The date for Book Week 2010 this year is August 21st - 27th.
Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.
Winners of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards have been announced today in Brisbane. Congratulations to all winners, honour book authors and illustrators as well as those who were shortlisted.
2010 CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers:
- Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen
- The Winds of Heaven by Judith Clarke
- A Small Free Kiss in the Dark by Glenda Millard
2010 CBCA Picture Book of the Year
- The Hero of Little Street by Gregory Rogers
- Isabella’s Garden by Glenda Millard illustrated by Rebecca Cool
- Fox and Fine Feathers by Narelle Oliver
2010 CBCA Book of the Year, Younger Readers
- Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool by Odo Hirsch
- Running with the Horses by Alison Lester
- Pearl verses the World by Sally Murphy
2010 CBCA Book of the Year, Early Childhood
Bear & Chook by the Sea by Lisa Shanahan illustrated by Emma Quay
- Kip by Christina Booth
- Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House by Libby Gleeson illustrated by Freya Blackwood
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
- Australian Backyard Explorer by Peter Macinnis
- Polar Eyes: a Journey to Antarctica by Tanya Patrick illustrated by Nicholas Hutcheson
- Maralinga: The Anangu Story by Yalata and Oak Communities with Christobel Mattingley