Spotlight and The Children’s Book Council of Australia partner to bring CBCA Book Week to life!
Spotlight announced as exclusive costume partner
The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced Australia’s number one craft and DIY superstore, Spotlight, as exclusive costume partners for CBCA Book Week (August 18-24, 2018)
Each year across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together to celebrate CBCA Book Week. During this time, schools, libraries, booksellers, authors and children celebrate Australian children’s literature through Australian book character parades and amazing displays.
CBCA and Spotlight both embrace and promote creativity in the lives of young people. The exclusive costume partnership will allow communities across Australia to help bring CBCA Book Week to life in fun and exciting ways.
Nick Casey, Communications Manager, Spotlight, believes that creativity is vital to the development of young people.
“CBCA Book Week has become an iconic part of Australian children’s calendar. We’re excited to be working with the CBCA to help bring our favourite stories and characters to life. We know that book parades and dressing up helps to foster a love of Australian literature, and as the exclusive costume partner Spotlight is excited to be help bring to life the imagination of young people.”
CBCA National Chair, Professor Margot Hillel OAM, said the partnership with Spotlight will help continue to engage the community with literature for young people.
“With this partnership, we are pleased to be able to showcase the work of celebrated children’s author/illustrator Anna Walker whose beautiful artwork features in the 2018 CBCA Book Week merchandise. Anna’s interpretation of the Find Your Treasure theme was created with mixed media including gouache and collage and lends itself well to fun classroom projects such as diorama and poster making.”
For more information about the partnership, please go to cbca.org.au/our-patron-and-partners
For more information please contact:
Kate Flamsteed, National Executive Officer, CBCA
P: 07 3842 9120 or 1300 365 922
Kate Winney, Account Director, Thrive PR + Communications
M: +61(0) 403 200 299 or P: +61(0) 3 9425 9111
Spotlight is Australia's number one craft and DIY superstore. Established in 1973, Spotlight is a family-owned business with a network of over 100 stores nationwide. Spotlight has you covered for all of your fabric, craft, party, and home needs with the largest range and bargains galore! Shop the range and find out more at spotlightstores.com
About the CBCA:
The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not for profit organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians. The CBCA achieves positive social impact by nurturing a literate, educated and creative society with attitudes and habits that value the reading and writing of stories. It informs and promotes critical debate, fosters creative responses and engages with and encourages Australian authors and illustrators to produce quality literature. Each year, across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week and also presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature. These awards are now the most influential and highly respected in Australia.