Reading enrichment programmes will be greatly enlivened through student participation in literary events run internationally, nationally and locally throughout the year.
Library displays and classroom activities
can be productively linked to these literary events.
Schools may organise Author and illustrator visits.
Watch too for events advertised through your public library or local bookshop.
While the books may be popular with students, some titles may contain controversial material or be aimed at mature readers. Before purchasing short listed titles for the school collection teachers and teacher librarians should refer to the library selection policy.
Similar student competitions shadow other major literary awards. Search for these.
2012 theme: "School Libraries: a Key to the Past, Present & Future"
PTO Today. Book fairs. Tips for success
Children’s book week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, and celebrated its 65th birthday in 2010. Schools and public libraries all over Australia spend a week celebrating books, and Australian authors and illustrators develop all kinds of activities relating to the year’s theme to highlight the importance of reading.
Theme: Read across the universe
August 17 - August 23, 2013
Short List and Notables announcement Tuesday 9 April at Noon
Winners announced Friday August 16
Theme: Champions read
Saturday 18 – Friday 24 August 2012
Australian and overseas book awards for children's and young adult literature can promote an interest in reading. Awards include literary awards judged by adults, and children's choice awards in which children vote for their favourite title. Major literary awards for adults may be of interest to senior literature students and teachers.
Many school libraries run a range of literature promotion activities drawing on ideas such as those below to encourage
The Australian Curriculum. English literature strand includes a substrand on Responding to literature and its focus thread Personal responses to the ideas, characters and viewpoints in texts runs from Foundation to Year 10. Teachers in WA public schools can access links specific to each content description in this substrand.