Book Week 2021 – Useful Links

I love Book Week. Working across a few libraries in the past few years, I have found that despite the different cultures and focus of each library, Book Week remained the highlight of the library calendar. Yet, despite the fun, it does take a lot of work and a lot of planning. Fortunately, there are lots of resources available to help.

The theme for Book Week 2021 is Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds. #OWNWOW

When pulling together a plan for Book Week, it can be a little overwhelming, so I am sharing a few helpful links I’ve come across.

Official Updates

The official Book Week details and updates can be found on the CBCA website. They also share social media images and other free resources. You can also buy official merchandise from the CBCA Store or your state CBCA.

The official artwork for Book Week 2021 has been designed by the incredible Shaun Tan.

Notable – Book of the Year

You can find the Book of the Year Notables list on the CBCA website.

Facebook and Pinterest Group

Join our collaborative Facebook group Aussie Book Week Displays, Events, Activities and Planning.

You might also like to join our Pinterest board. 

Websites, Resources, Templates

The Ipswich District Teacher-Librarian Network Book Week publication is a wonderful resource and a go-to for teachers and school librarians. The publication is online only this year and can be purchased on the IDTL website. 

A fantastic collaborative website, Primary Libraries: Creative Collaboration is a treasure trove of wonderful resources, especially for Book Week. Find it here.

A primary school teacher librarian shares reviews and blog posts at MomoTimeToRead. The site has some fantastic Book Week lists and ideas. 

Tristan Bancks has once again put together a great list of helpful ideas on his website. 

Story Box Library has shared their Short List recordings and have created some fantastic activities for their members.

If you are a TeachStarter member, you’ll enjoy these Book Week templates that range from book reports to bookmarks.


The SA CBCA branch have created and shared some fantastic videos about Book Week and the Book Week theme.

Social Media

Follow CBCA on Facebook for updates and videos


I’ll keep adding links as I come across them, so please contact me or comment below if you have a fantastic resource you’d like to share.