CBCA Book Week Themes 1945 - Now

Book Week has had a slogan since 1945. Until 1987 CBCA Branches had created their own posters to illustrate the themes and promote events. Since 1987 there has been a national theme which is chosen and voted on by the CBCA members. Artwork is developed by the winner of the previous Picture Book of the Yearl illustrator and used for promotional material and merchandise.

Our previous themes include:

Year

Theme

Dates

Illustrator

2017

Escape to Everywhere

19th-26th August

Freya Blackwood

2016

Australia: Story Country

20th-26th August

Shaun Tan

2015

Books light up our world

22nd-28th August

Art from CBCA Archives

2014

Connect to reading

16th-22nd August

Ron Brooks

2013

Read across the Universe

17th-23rd August

Bob Graham

2012

Champions Read

17th-23rd August

Nicki Greenberg

2011

One World, Many Stories

19th-25th August

Gregory Rogers

2010

Across the Story Bridge

21st-27th August

Kylie Dunstan

2009

Book Safari

22nd-28th August

Matt Ottley

2008

Fuel Your Mind

16th-22nd August

Shaun Tan

2007

READiscover

18th-24th August

Colin Thompson

2006

Book Now!

19th-25th August

Alison Lester

2005

Reading Rocks!

20th-26th August

Neil Curtis

2004

Doorways

21st-27th August

Brian Harrison-Lever

2003

Oceans of Stories

16th-22nd August

Armin Greder

2002

Book Week – Book Feast

17th-23rd August

Ron Brooks

2001

2001: A Book Odyssey

8-25th August

Anne Spudvilas

2000

The Edge of Tomorrow

19th-25th August

Shaun Tan

1999

Weave the Book Web

21st-27th August

Junko Morimoto

1998

Put Yourself in the Picture

22nd-28th August

Elizabeth Honey

1997

Bookaleidoscope

16th-22nd August

Narelle Oliver

1996

Anywhere Anytime Anybook

26th Aug-1st September

Steven Woolman

1995

Happy 50th birthday

1945-1995 Celebrate with Books

19th-26th August

Peter Goldthorpe

1994

Carnival of Books

22nd-28th August

Craig Smith

1993

Go Under Cover

23rd-29th August

 

1992

Windows into Worlds

27th July -2nd August

Bob Graham

1991

Book into the Future

29th July-4th August

Julie Vivas

1990

Imagine if you will….

30th July -5th August

Ron Brooks

1989

Dream Time

22nd-28th July

Graeme Base

1988

A Page of History

20th-26th August

Roland Harvey

1987

Sail Away with books

15th-21st August

Bob Graham

1986

Key Into Books

21st-25th July

 

1985

Book Banquet

22nd-26th July

 

1984

Books Have it Covered

 

 

1983

Books Bridge Gaps

 

 

1982

Branch Out with Books

 

 

1981

Operation Booklink

 

 

1980

Care for Books

 

 

1979

Build with Books

 

 

1978

Blast Off with Books

 

 

1977

Lost in a Book

 

 

1976

It’s Reading Time

 

 

1975

Read All About It

 

 

1974

Books for All Seasons

 

 

1973

Books for Life

 

 

1972

Together with Books

 

 

1971

Roundabout with Books

 

 

1970

Explore with Books

 

 

1969

Books, Please

 

 

1968

Come Alive with Books

 

 

1967

Hurrah for Books

 

 

1966

The World Through Books

 

 

1965

Wonderful Books

 

 

1964

Let’s Read

 

 

1963

Make Books Your Friends

 

 

1962

Time to Read

 

 

1961

At Home with Books

 

 

1960

Treasure from Books

 

 

1959

Let’s Look at Books

 

 

1958

Round the World with Books

 

 

1957

It’s Always Book Time

 

 

1956

Adventure with Books

 

 

1955

Let’s Read

 

 

1954

Make Friends with Books

 

 

1953

Books are Fund for Everyone

 

 

1952

Good Books are Good Companions

 

 

1951

Books are Common Wealth

 

 

1950

Grow up with Books

 

 

1949

Books are Friends

 

 

1948

Books Bring Adventure

 

 

1947

Books for the World of Tomorrow

 

 

1946

Books are Bridges

 

 

1945

United Through Books