Last week was book week. And the theme this year is
Read Around the Universe.
Book Week is the longest running children’s festival in Australia.
They celebrated its 65th year in 2010.
Every year, Book Week, which is run by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, aims to highlight and promote the importance and enjoyment of reading among young Australians.
The importance of reading for pleasure and enjoyment can not be underestimated. Reading improves literacy levels, social skills, personal wellbeing and provides meaningful activity and a sense of purpose. The simple act of doing something for pleasure has so many benefits. Reading helps you escape, utilises your mind, gets your creative juices flowing, helps you learn and discover new things and takes you on wonderful journeys.
This years winners
What are your memories of book week as a child?