3B becomes CURIOUS about Book Week!

This week is Book Week and we came to school excited to learn more about it. We came up with some questions about Book Week that we wanted to find the answers to.

Here are the questions and our answers!

  • Why do we have Book Week?

We have Book Week to share our favourite books, discuss our favourite characters and inspire others to read more books.


  • Why do we have a theme

We have a theme because  the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has been having a National one since 1987.


  • What is this year’s theme?

This year’s theme is ‘Escape to Everywhere’


  • When is Book Week each year?

Book Week falls in August each year. This year it started on Saturday 19th of August and ends on Saturday 26th of August. Next year it will be from the 17th to the 24th of August.


  • What are the shortlisted books this year?
The Book of the Year: Older Readers
Text Publishing
ISBN: 9781922182210


Words in Deep Blue
Pan Macmillan Australia
ISBN: 9781742612386


The Bone Sparrow
Hachette Australia
ISBN: 9780734417138


Penguin Random House Australia
ISBN: 9780143573333


Penguin Random House Australia
ISBN: 9780143573166


One Would Think the Deep
University of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702253942


The Book of the Year: Younger Readers
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760112349


Within These Walls
Scholastic Australia
ISBN: 9781760152857


A Most Magical Girl
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781848125742


Dragonfly Song
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760290023


Mrs Whitlam
Magabala Books
ISBN: 9781925360240


Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760291938


The Book of the Year: Early Childhood
Go Home, Cheeky Animals!
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760291655


All I Want for Christmas is Rain
New Frontier Publishing
ISBN: 9781925059717


The Snow Wombat
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760113810


Nannie Loves
Working Title Press
ISBN: 9781921504839


Bonnier Publishing Australia
ISBN: 9781760400736


Walker Books Australia
ISBN: 9781925081695


The Picture Book of the Year
One Photo
Penguin Random House Australia
ISBN: 9780670077977


Bonnier Publishing Australia
ISBN: 9781760401085


Home in the Rain
Walker Books Australia
ISBN: 9781406368239


My Brother
Working Title Press
ISBN: 9781921504853


The Patchwork Bike
Hachette Australia
ISBN: 9780734416681


Scholastic Australia
ISBN: 9781743629000


The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Spellbound: Making Pictures with the A-B-C
Melbournestyle Books
ISBN: 9780992491727


A-Z of Endangered Animals
Red Parka Designs
ISBN: 9780987594662


The Gigantic Book of Genes
Wild Dog Books
ISBN: 9781742034102


Fabish: The Horse that Braved a Bushfire
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781925266863


Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks
National Library of Australia
ISBN: 9780642278883


William Bligh: a stormy story of tempestuous times
Berbay Publishing
ISBN: 9780994289537



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