Each year, schools and public libraries across Australia spend a week celebrating books, Australian authors and illustrators. The theme for Children's Book Week in 2017 is "Escape to Everywhere" and will be celebrated at Stirling Libraries between Monday 21 August and Friday 25 August. 

We have changed our program this year to include more events for the public. More information about these eventChildren's Book Week: Escape to Everywheres can be found on our What's On Page. Please note, bookings for these events open 10:00am on Tuesday 4 July 2017.

Here is a sneak peek at the Authors and Illustrators we have:

  • Davina Bell
  • Rebecca Cool
  • Mike Lefroy
  • Samantha Hughes
  • Briony Stewart
  • Meg Caddy
  • Amran Abdi 


School Program

Our program was emailed out to all schools, if you are a teacher and haven't received a copy of our program please email stirling.libraries@stirling.wa.gov.au with your details.

All sessions are free, but bookings are essential.  Please read the following booking information carefully and consider all school commitments and transport requirements before making your booking request.


How to Book a Session:

    1. Browse through the program and choose three presenters you would like your class to meet.
    2. Complete the Online Booking Request Form, enter your school's details and your three preferences by Thursday 8 June 2017
    3. Your school will be notified by email of first round offers by Tuesday 20 June 2017, to allow schools enough time to make arrangements to attend.


For further information please email stirling.libraries@stirling.wa.gov.au.


Public Author and Illustrator talks

Look out for fun matinee workshops by authors and illustrators, as well as our every popular Pyjama Storytimes. These sessions are held outside of school hours and are open to the public.

Bookings are essential.

Please note: bookings for all public events open at 10.00am on Tuesday 4 July.

DateTimeLibraryEvent​Age Group​Booking Link
​Wednesday 23 August​4.15pm - 5.15pm​Karrinyup​Mike Lefroy​7+Mike Lefroy
​Thursday 24 August​4.15pm - 5.15pm​Osborne​Briony Stewart​5+Briony Stewart
​Friday 25 August​4.15pm - 5.15pm​Inglewood​Meg Caddy​7+Meg Caddy
​Friday 25 August​4.15pm - 5.15pm​Mirrabooka​Amran Abdi​9+Amran Abdi

Pyjama Storytime PJ Storytime

Come along to your local Stirling library and celebrate Children's Book Week with stories, rhymes and songs. Bring your favourite teddy, wear your Onesie or PJs.  Pizza and healthy snacks are laid on for both little adults and big kids!   

Time: 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Ages: 0-6 years

Limited numbers & bookings are essential.  Please note: Adults do not need to book.

Please note: bookings for all public events open at 10.00am on Tuesday 4 July.

DateLibraryBooking Link
Monday 21 AugustMirrabookaMirrabooka
OsborneOsborne
ScarboroughScarborough
Tuesday 22 AugustDianellaDianella
InglewoodInglewood
KarrinyupKarrinyup

Children's Book Week Sponsors