Every year since 1945, the Children’s Book Council of Australia has brought children and books together across Australia through Book Week. There’s a lot to love about Book Week. Celebrating and promoting reading among our kids, especially in this digital age where it’s so much easier to stare at a screen and be spoon-fed their entertainment, is an opportunity not to be missed. We all want our children to grow up with a strong grasp of literacy and numeracy, to have vivid imaginations and to enjoy curling up and getting lost in a book. Getting dressed up as a favourite fictional or true-life character is a wonderful way to nurture a love of books and make reading a gift rather than a task.