Children’s Book Week begins in a few days! This year’s theme is Australia! Story Country, and here at Booktopia we’re celebrating with CostumeBox, Australia’s premier place for costumes, accessories and party gear. Need a Ninja or pirate costume for your little ones birthday party? A princess costume? Perhaps a costume for yourself? CostumeBox has it all!
As part of Book Week, which will run from 20-26th August, CostumeBox is running a Young Writers Competition for 5-8 and 9-12 year olds, a perfect start for the young budding writers in your family. To enter, have your little one write an original story or poem relating to this year’s theme: Australia! Story Country.
Psst, a special offer and freebie is available for Booktopians! Scroll down to the bottom for details.
Check out the Australian titles and costume ideas below for inspiration!
Or view CostumeBox’s Catalogue
by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
From the award-winning, bestselling creators of Diary of a Wombat.
Forget Rio and the Olympic Games in 2016; for us it will be about a wombat … winning. Yes, Mothball has become an athlete, albeit a little accidentally. In her never-ending quest for carrots, Mothball stumbles upon children at the local school competing in their school sports. And despite her… Read More
Green Tree Frogs
by Sandra Kendell
Each year monsoonal rains sweep across the Top End and the green tree frogs clamber from their hiding places to feed, breed and sing! Green Tree Frogs is an affectionate celebration of these cheeky characters and of life in the wet season. It also provides an entertaining insight into the amphibious life cycle… Read More
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy
by Lynley Dodd
The iconic first Hairy Maclary book, which introduces Hercules Morse, Bitzer Maloney, Muffin McLay, Bottomley Potts, Schnitzel von Krumm and of course the famous Hairy Maclary from Donaldon’s Dairy.
The six dogs go out for a walk, but little do they know that Scarface Claw, the toughest tom in town is lurking round… Read More
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Anastasia Hadjidemetri is the former editor of The Booktopian and star of Booktopia's weekly YouTube show, Booked with Anastasia. A big reader and lover of books, Anastasia relishes the opportunity to bring you all the latest news from the world of books.