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).
The 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.