In November, we’re inviting Australians of all ages and from all walks of life to share and celebrate the joys of reading.
Whether you’re picking up a book for the first time or your head is already stuck in one, there’s plenty of books, activities and events as part of our festivities.
Thursday 12 November is the main event – Australian Reading Hour. You’re invited to stop what you’re doing for an hour, pick up a book and read to yourself or the children in your life.
Join us and unwind, get inspired and find joy in books! From islands, blue shores, bushland to red heart – Australia Reads.
This year we are hosting three virtual events to celebrate the many benefits of reading.
Featuring: Judy Nunn, Peter Fitzsimons, Peter Helliar, Michael Robotham, Dervla McTiernan, Tanya Plibersek, Andy Griffiths, Nikki Gemmell, Anita Heiss, Virginia Trioli and more.
Featuring: Ursula Dubosarsky, Andy Griffiths, Bluey, Sami Bayly, Anna Fienberg, Osher Gunsberg, Peter Helliar, Jacqueline Harvey, Beck Fiener and more.
You can show your support by taking the pledge to read this November!
Australia Reads is made possible thanks to the amazing support of our partners.
Australia Reads has been assisted by the Australian Government, through the Office for the Arts, and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
Are you ready for Australia Reads?
Ok, take a deep breath, and repeat after us.
“I will read for an hour on Thursday 12 November.
I will read books in any shape, form or size.
I will read, whether with bumps, letters, pictures, sound.
I will read to myself or someone else.”