Book Week 2011 - "One World, Many Stories"

The date for Book Week this year is 20-26 August. The theme is One World, Many Stories.

The Children’s Book Council announces the winners of the Australian Book of the Year awards in the lead up to Bookweek. Our tip for the Picture Book of the Year is “Mirror” by Jeannie Baker. Designed to be read simultaneously from both sides, it shows the lives of two boys and their families, one from inner city Sydney and one from a remote Moroccan village. Despite the striking differences, this book demonstrates how the boys mirror each other in their common need of family, caring and community. Students will be exploring shortlisted books in the lead up to BookWeek.

If you have a favourite story from anywhere around world, please let us know via your children.

Katrina Kytka