Children’s Book Week 2017

The theme for Children’s Book Week 2017 is Escape to Everywhere.

Each year in Australia, The Children’s Book Council of Australia brings children and books together in celebrating Children’s Book Week.

Kelvin Grove Library is supporting this event with a wonderful display of all the shortlisted and winning books from The Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards. The winners will be announced and published on their website on Friday 18th August.

Check out the shortlisted books in each category. Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Book of the Year: Older Readers (For ages 13-18 years)
  • Book of the Year: Younger Readers (For ages 8-12 years)
  • Book of the Year: Early Childhood (For pre and beginning readers)
  • Picture Book of the Year (Can be for any age)
  • Eve Pownall Award for Information Books (For ages 0-18 years)

You can borrow these from QUT Library’s Curriculum Collection, which is located on Level 4 of Kelvin Grove Library. To read the shortlisted and winning books, just visit the Children’s Literature Library Subject Guide and follow the links to QUT Library’s online and print copies.

Children’s Book Week 2016

Every year at the end of August, schools and libraries and lovers of children’s books come together to celebrate the fantastic stories made in Australia. The theme for this year was “Australia! Story Country”.

Did you miss out on all the fun of Children’s Book Week this year? Don’t be sad! Kelvin Grove Library took the time to put up a wonderful display of all the shortlisted and winning books. A few puppets from the Curriculum Collection came out to play as the winners were awarded their shiny new stickers.

See the winners on Children’s Book Council of Australia website and feel free to borrow one or two from the Curriculum Collection on Level 4, Kelvin Grove Library.  

If you would like to read some of the winning books you can do this via the library website, just click on the links below to access the books online or place a hold for a physical copy.

Cloudwish by Fiona Wood

Soon by Morris Gleitzman

Mr Huff by Anna Walker

Flight by Nadia Wheatley, Illustrated by Armin Greder

The Underwater Fancy Dress Parade by Davina Bell, Illustrated by Allison Colpoys

Children’s Book Week Competition

Win a $100 Dymocks book voucher!

To celebrate Children’s Book Week, Kelvin Grove and Caboolture Libraries are running a competition.  Current QUT students can win a Dymocks book voucher, valued at $100. All the shortlisted books will be on display from 3 to 16 AugustAt Caboolture library, the display is located near the Learning and Research desk.

How to enter:

  1. Competition entry forms will be available between 3  — 16 August near the displays.
  2. To enter the competition, guess the winners of the 2012 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards in all the following categories: Older Readers; Younger Readers; Picture Book; Early Childhood and Information Book.
  3. Place your completed competition entry form in the Children’s Book Week competition boxes near the displays.
  4.  Entries close on 16 August.  The winner will be the first entry drawn that correctly guesses the winners of all five categories, on 22 August.

For more information about the terms and conditions go to http://www.library.qut.edu.au/about/promos/CBW2012terms.jsp

Good luck!