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Book Week 2016: August 20 - 26

Each year schools and libraries across the country spend a week celebrating Australian books for children and young people, and the authors and illustrators who create them. Book Week brings children and books together.

The theme for 2016 is Australia Story Country, featuring artwork by talented artist and illustrator Shaun Tan.

A big part of Book Week are the Book of the Year Awards run by the Children's Book Council of Australia​ (CBCA).

he winners are chosen from the shortlisted books for 2016​, with the winners announced on Friday 19 August.

LINCs and libraries around Tasmania will be holding special Book Week events and activities, find out what's on at your
closest LINC location.

Book of the Year Shortlist 2016

Early Childhood
Older Readers
Younger Readers
The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Picture Book of the Year