Monday 19th of August –
Friday 23rd of August.
This week all of our centres participated in National Book Week, themed “ Reading is my Super Power“.
Since 1945 the children’s book council have been running book week and celebrating with a week of reading and competitions every year since.
The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not for profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians. The CBCA presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature. Each year, across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. Throughout the year, the CBCA works in partnership with authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers and other organisations in the children’s book world to bring words, images and stories into the hearts and minds of children and adults.
The CBCA’s vision is to be the premier voice on literature for young Australians and to inform, promote critical debate, foster creative responses, and engage with and encourage Australian authors and illustrators to produce quality literature. Through these efforts, we are nurturing a literate, educated and creative society.
The mission is to achieve positive social impact by engaging the community with literature for young Australians.
This year the CBCA celebrated 74 years of enjoying and promoting the best of Australian literature for children and young people. We have loved celebrating it this year and cannot wait to see what next years theme will be!
Here at Inspirakids we like to show our support for this by hosting an annual book week fair, with the help from scholastic and then encouraging children to dress up as their favourite characters from their favourite books!
OUTCOME 2: CHILDREN ARE CONNECTED WITH AND CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR WORLD
Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation