Earlier today the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) 2016 Book of the Year Award winners were announced (click here
to see the winning books), which means that Book Week has officially commenced for 2016!
Book Week runs from Saturday 20 August to Friday 26 August this year, and during this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators, and of course children celebrate Australian children’s literature.
Each Book Week has a theme, and this year the theme is Australia! Story Country.
For 138 years Dymocks has supported Australian authors and put good books into the hands of Australian booklovers, and we’re proud to be part of the storytelling process in this country.
To help get you and your little booklovers into the Book Week spirit, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite literary-inspired costume ideas.
Two Jellicle cats from Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats
(original source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BJO4-VBBBsd/?hl=en
Crayons from The Day the Crayons Quit
(original source: http://thehousethatlarsbuilt.com/2015/10/the-day-the-crayons-quit-costumes.html/
A gumnut baby from Snugglepot and Cuddlepie
(original source: http://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/craft/kids-craft/book-week-costume-ideas/
Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit
(original source: http://www.netmums.com/spring/g/top-world-book-day-costume-ideas/96256
Matilda from Matilda
(original source: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/116671446574029346/
The Pigeon from Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
(original source: http://simplyradiant.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/dont-let-pigeon-steal-your-halloween.html
Great inspiration from The Gruffalo
, The Rainbow Fish
, The Cat in the Hat
, and The Tale of Peter Rabbit
(original source: http://childhood101.com/2015/08/book-week-costume-ideas/
If you’re short of time for costume creation, these last minute costume ideas
will make it look like you knew what you were doing all along. (You’re welcome.)
Alternatively, you could download and print out one of the following three face masks from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
. Cut them out, glue them to an icecream stick, and you've got a costume from one of the world's best-selling book series. Simple!