Perth Children's Book Week in August 2010 Encourages Reading And Creativity



Released on: July 12, 2010, 12:38 pm
Author: Lek Boonlert
Industry: Education

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 suggest booking rooms in Perth hotels well in advance in order to be sure of satisfactory accommodation.

The head of marketing at, 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.”


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