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Children's Book Week

19 - 25 August

Every year the Children’s Book Council of Australia celebrates quality Australian authors and illustrators during Children’s Book Week. We invite you to celebrate the joy of books and reading at the fantastic events we have planned.

Book Week Roadshow

Our talented staff bring Shortlisted titles to life in this fun and entertaining performance. The Road Show is available to visit your primary or preschool and we can also perform it at any of our library branches.

To book a show or find out more, please call 4933 6952 or email


Visiting author – Leigh Hobbs

Australian Children’s Laureate and author of beloved titles such as Old Tom, Horrible Harriet and Mr Chicken Goes to Paris, Leigh has been delighting children with his stories and illustrations for over 20 years.
Leigh will be running sessions for students and adults.

For students

Leigh will present sessions for primary school students at Maitland Gaol Auditorium on Friday 1 September.
For more information on these sessions please call 4933 6952 or email

  For adults

In an exclusive opportunity for parents, teachers and librarians, Leigh will provide insight on how to engage children in reading, writing stories and drawing.

Thursday 31 August
6.00pm - 7.30pm
Maitland Library

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