No matter where you are across our wide brown land or what you are doing, November is the time to pick up a book and do some reading.
Australia Reads is a nationwide campaign that encourages everyone, of all ages and abilities, to pick up a book and read. We know that reading helps us to relax and escape the worries of everyday life, helps us to learn and explore, provides exercise and nourishment for our brains and provides a way to connect with others and develop empathy. With all these benefits it’s easy to see why we’re being encouraged to do more reading, or to reconnect again with reading if we’ve lost the habit.
How can you get involved?
SPECIAL BOOKS: There are four new and exciting books available as part of the program of events, aimed at readers from 5+. You can find them at your local bookseller for just $2.99 each!
BE INSPIRED: Join the Better Reading Kids community at our Facebook Live event on November 11 at 2pm AEST as we catch up with Will Kostakis, Australian author and ambassador for Australia Reads, in conversation with best-selling kids author Adrian Beck. They’ll be chatting about Australia Reads, what they are reading and writing, and they’ll also be answering all of your questions. Get the whole class involved and tune in for an inspirational chat about how these successful authors are living the dream! Everyone’s got a story, but how did they get published? If you’re looking for fresh ideas for books you can also ask these experts.
EVENTS: There are a host of other exciting events planned right across the whole month of November, with more being added every day. Libraries, schools, bookstores, reading groups…loads of people are making a special effort to get together in one way or another to celebrate reading, books and the connection they provide. Check out the event program here
JUST READ: Read at home, at school, at work, in the library. Do it alone, or with friends. Do it anytime, anywhere, as Australia Reads together (but perhaps apart!).