Grab your all-time favourites (and brand new adventures) for Book Week 2023, running from 19 – 25 August, with the theme “Read, Grow, Inspire”.

Each year since 1945 the CBCA (Children’s Book Council Aust) has brought children and books together across Australia through Book Week.

During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children’s authors and illustrators.

Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians create colourful displays, develop activities, run competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.

You will often see parades with students dressed as their favourite book character.

Whether at school, in your home or the classroom, celebrate your child’s love of reading and imagination with Book Week 2023. Find the perfect book, match it with the best range of Kid’s costumes, and get reading!

Over 25 great Book Week costume ideas

You will find lots of great costume ideas at your local $2 or Reject store,, Big W, Spotlight and Kmart too. Or try for hundreds of great costume ideas.

Costume ideas

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