Australian Reading Hour in 2021

To celebrate the 10th Australian Reading Hour in 2021, we presented two free virtual events for kids and teens, exploring how books help shape our sense of identity, belonging, wellbeing, understanding and connection.

These events were provided on-demand through schools and libraries around the country, and made possible thanks to the support of the Copyright Cultural Fund and our industry partners, and in collaboration with Sydney Opera House and Hello Television.

‘The live illustrating was great for online learning, as was seeing how books were made.’

‘We’d like more events with enthusiastic authors just as you had. Kids always like someone funny!’

‘Continue this great work with videos so teachers can integrate into current curriculum programs.’

Visit our YouTube channel to watch episodes and events from the past five Australian Reading Hours and find out more about the next Australian Reading Hour in March 2023.