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Monday 8 August 2011

Book Week Celebrations with The Book Chook

On Monday 22 August, Australia will go into literary mode, as schools, libraries and organisations all over the country travel the world for this year's Book Week - One World, Many Stories.

The lovely Susan Stephenson, a.k.a. The Book Chook, has come up with the perfect way to make the most of Book Week celebrations. Check out this super creative ways to entrance the children (ad adults!) in your life during KBR's favourite time of year.

Do you love to read? I do! Each day I'm grateful for the gift of reading. I read to learn, to explore new worlds and to enjoy myself. When I imagine a life without reading, all the colour seems to drain out of my day.

Book Week is a special time we Australians have when we celebrate books and the gift of reading. It's later this month, August 20 - 26. The theme of Book Week 2011 is One World, Many Stories. This is a great theme to introduce your children to literature from other cultures. I thought I'd help you get organized ahead this year, so you can plunder the library and plan your celebrations!

Ideas for celebrating Book Week

We had some great ideas in a guest post from Nicole Avery from Planning with Kids for Book Week last year, and be sure to check out Nicole's 2011 post on ideas for using CBCA short-listed books. Here are some Book Chook ideas for ways to make Book Week special, both with individual kids and with groups:

  • Revisit a selection of books you and your kids/students have enjoyed. Sometimes kids just need to re-find old favourites to fall in love with a book all over again.
  • Have a teddy bears picnic in the park and read some books to the bear friends. Honey sandwiches and fairy cakes might be a good start to the picnic!
  • Write to your favourite authors and let them know how much you enjoy their books. Don't be disappointed if they don't have time to write back - it takes ages to write a really good book.