DirectRooms.com – Perth Children's Book Week in August 2010 Encourages Reading And Creativity
Released on: July 12, 2010, 12:38 pm
The 65th annual Australian Children’s Book Week with kick off
in Perth and across the country on 21August with parades and events
aimed at encouraging reading.
The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has been encouraging the country’s
youngsters to read, learn and boost their creativity for a full 65 years.
Established in 1945 and run by dedicated volunteers as a non profit making
organisation, CBCA also hosts a ‘Children’s Book of the Year’ award.
Children’s Book Week celebrates Australian children’s’ book and their authors and
illustrators, and is the longest running children’s festival in the country.
Teachers, librarians both in schools and in the municipalities and parents take
part, organising competitions, story telling sessions and fancy dress parades.
The aim of the festival, slated this year for 21 to 27 August and fully supported by
Australian educators, is to open the world of books to all children, encouraging
reading as a hobby in order to stimulate creativity. Each year’s festival has a
theme, with this year’s being ‘Across the Story Bridge’.
Australia and its city of Perth, close to resort areas, are increasingly popular as
visitor destinations, with local hotels often tending to be fully booked, especially
in winter when the weather is cooler. Brand leader DirectRooms.com suggest booking
rooms in Perth hotels well in advance in order to be sure of satisfactory accommodation.
The head of marketing at DirectRooms.com, Lek Boonlert, comments, “It is always
advisable to book hotel rooms well ahead of the travel date in order to ensure
availability and choice at events such as this.”
DirectRooms is an independent discount hotel reservations company based in Asia.
Established and online since 2000 with over 50,000 hotels worldwide.
For further information please contact Lek Boonlert:
Tel: + 66 (0)76 241 145
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