Book Week 2020 – Display Ideas

The theme for Book Week 2020 has been announced – Curious Creatures, Wild Minds. Due to COVID-19, the usual date of late August has been changed. Book Week will be celebrated from the 17th to the 23rd of October.

More details are available on the CBCA website.

The delayed date will allow us to hopefully bring students together again to celebrate. It will be lovely after the experiences of COVID-19. Whether you plan to celebrate Book Week at the original August date, the new October date or another week completely, here are a few ideas for starting your display planning.

Display Ideas

Welcome to the Jungle

The theme this year lends itself very well to all things jungle and wild animals.

I created this Jungle themed display a few years ago. The lettering was a combinator of various styles from Instant Display. I cut the green leaves from paper (hand cutting back then, before we got our library Cricut machine) and made the vines with scrunched up green tissue paper and stapled on leaf cutouts. Hidden amongst the leaves is an animal alphabet I found in the school secondhand stall and some student-made animal creations.


We displayed a lot of themed student creations handing from the roof and the back wall display highlights some of the favourite adventure stories. The green backing was a roll of green wrapping paper.


Designs from Hafuboti

I love these wild animal silhouette cutouts from Hafuboti.  You can find out more on her website,

And check out these amazing tropical leaves and Wild About Reading display from Tricia Sexton.

Designs from Tricia Sexton

Where the Wild Things Are

You can’t get more wild than Where the Wild Things Are. Not only does it make a fantastic costume idea, but the dark and scary forest, the boat and moonlight, that simple but so iconic crown, and those wonderfully shaggy and wild Things. It’s a favourite of adults and children alike.

Check out this amazing Where The Wild Things Are library display from The Learning Curve.


Design from The Learning Curve.









Design from EveryDayMom

You can find these free Wild Things Are printables from EveryDayMom.


The official CBCA artwork seems to feature wondrous dinosaur type creations. If you want to go the dinosaur theme direction, the foliage will have to be a little more prehistoric.

Check out this fantastic dinosaur display from Hafuboti.


Design from Hafuboti.

 Curiouser and Curiouser

If you want to focus on the curious part of the Book Week theme, what’s more curious than Alice herself.

I created an Alice in Wonderland display a year ago. See more in this post here.

You can also check out my Pinterest board, Library – Book Week, which I will be updating to reflect the 2020 theme.