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Barbara Braxton
Teacher Librarian
M.Ed.(TL), M.App.Sci.(TL), M.I.S. (Children's Services)
Dromkeen Librarian's Award 2003
Together, we learn from each other
500 Hats
The Bottom Shelf



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This limited edition storybook pocket pillow inspired by the 2018 Book Week theme can be ordered by contacting Barbara Braxton ( Cover only is $A35.00

Notables will be announced on February 27, 2018

Shortlists will be announced on March 27, 2018
Winners will be announced at noon on Friday, August 17, 2018.

Then the celebrations will begin!

This wiki has been established by Barbara Braxton and Sue Warren , both highly experienced teacher librarians, to support new primary school teacher librarians who are implementing Children's Book Week in their schools for the first time. Australia's experienced teacher librarians are invited to share their experience and expertise in areas such as

·       promotion and celebration

·       logistics and organisation

·       creating displays

·       activities for the shortlisted books suitable for primary

·       activities to support the theme of Find Your Treasure

·       linking the celebrations to literacy, literature, information literacy and other curriculum outcomes

·       author visits

·       integrating ICT

New teacher librarians are invited to draw on their ideas, information and insight so they can shape their own celebration of Children's Book Week 2018.