Happy Children’s Book Week 2019

Children’s Book Week is celebrated around Australia every August and it is a wonderful time to get enthusiastic about all the quality books produced for children. During Children’s Book Week the prestigious Children’s Book of the Year awards are announced and these titles are available on display at our libraries. Place a hold on any titles you fancy by searching our catalogue or visit the library to view the displays of books that can be borrowed at the end of this week.

A full list of all the award winning books can be found at The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s website: cbca.org.au

Children’s book author Frane Lessac visits our Shire libraries for an early Children’s Book Week celebration


Nearly 200 local primary students will meet award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Frané Lessac on Wednesday 7 August 2019 as part of Children’s Book Week celebrations.
The meetings will take place at the Shire libraries in Margaret River and Augusta with Frané to present to the students on a range of topics including where ideas come from, how authors do research, and the process of creating picture books.

Every year the Shire libraries participate in Children’s Book Week, during which Children’s Book of the Year awards are announced, by hosting author events for local school students to attend. Children’s Book Week celebrates all the fantastic children’s literature created in Australia, which includes author and illustrator Frané Lessac’s beautiful books.
Schools participating in the visits include Margaret River Primary School, St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Rapids Landing Primary School and Augusta Primary School.

The ‘Meet the Author/Illustrator’ event is grant-funded by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (WA branch), Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Lotterywest and Healthway and the Go for 2 & 5 message.

More information about Frané Lessac’s work can be found at www.franelessac.com

Further details on Children’s Book Week and Book of the Year awards can be found at www.cbca.org.au


Cosy up to unlimited content with Kanopy Kids this winter!

Library members can stream up to 4 items per month with Kanopy – but Kanopy Kids content is unlimited!

Click here to go to our E-resources for Parents & Children page, where you can find the link to Kanopy. Use your library card to sign up or log in, click on the Kanopy Kids link, set the parental controls, and enjoy high quality, educational children’s entertainment.

Book Bandicoots reading rewards for those 8 to 18 years old

Book Bandicoots is a new program for kids over 8 years old who love reading and visiting their local public library. Each time a child borrows a book they receive a stamp on their Book Bandicoots card and after 10 visits and completing a book review, the card can then be used as a voucher to the Margaret River Bookshop. Book Bandicoots is a perfect graduation for those who have completed Reading Rabbits or just want to be rewarded for reading for fun.

Book Bandicoots is a partnership between the Shire of Augusta Margaret River Libraries, Rotary Club of Margaret River and the Margaret River Bookshop.

Please see our friendly library staff to participate and answer any of your questions.

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Margaret River Library

Fearn Avenue, Margaret River WA 6285
Phone: (08) 9780 5600
Email: amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au