Children’s Book Week is fast approaching and the City of Gosnells is ready to celebrate with four free community events for young readers.

Mayor Terresa Lynes said the annual week-long celebration of books, reading and young readers would begin on Saturday 20 August.

“Encouraging children to enjoy reading is one of the best things we can do for future generations,” she said.

“When children love to read, they improve their literacy, expand their thinking and learn more about the world around us and the people in it.”

Budding writers aged 8 – 14 years old can embark on a quest to write an epic story at a writing workshop at the Knowledge Centre on Saturday 20 August, featuring Denis Knight, who co-authored the Wednesday Weeks series of fantasy novels.

There’s also a Manga Workshop at Thornlie Library, where participants aged 8 – 12 years old can create unique visual stories, and Musical Storytelling for 3 – 6 year olds at Amherst Village Library and the new Mills Park Library.

Registrations are essential.

Children’s Book Week is led each year by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. This year’s theme is ‘Dreaming with eyes open’.

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