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Reading is my secret power

Published on Wednesday 17 July, 2019


Children in the City of Gosnells are being urged to unleash their inner superhero and take part in the City’s writing competition as part of Children’s Book Week.

Children’s Book Week is an annual national celebration to encourage children to develop a love of reading and books, and to promote excellence in writing and publishing for young people.

The 2019 celebrations will take place from 17 – 23 August, and the theme ‘reading is my secret power’ is also the theme for the writing competition.

The competition is open to children aged 7 to 12 years who live or attend school within the City.

Each entry should be a maximum of 200 words and can be delivered in person at one of the four City’s libraries or emailed to, accompanied by the official entry form.

Prizes will be a selection of books nominated for the 2019 Children’s Book of the Year Awards.

Entries open on Monday 22 July and close at 5.30pm, Friday 9 August, with winners announced on Friday 23 August. 

The City will also host a series of special workshops and activities at local libraries during Book Week.

These include storytelling sessions as well as workshops by authors Meg McKinlay and Sean Avery and Illustrators Karen Blair and Briony Stewart.

City of Gosnells Deputy Mayor Terresa Lynes has encouraged children to take part in the celebration.

“Children’s Book Week provides a great opportunity for families to visit their local library and discover all that it has to offer to help our children foster a long-life love of reading and books,” she said.  

“The City’s writing competition is also a wonderful way for children to get involved, have some fun and let their imagination run wild.”    

For more information about the City’s Children’s Book Week events, and to view the competition’s terms and conditions, please visit the link below.