This Australian Reading Hour, encourage your child to discover or rekindle their love of a good book. Take the time to learn, escape and relax on Thursday 19 September and read for one hour.
Reading has been shown to reduce stress by 68% more than listening to music, going for a walk, or having a cup of tea.
Take the Book Swap Challenge
We all have favourite books that we come back to again and again.
To help celebrate Reading Hour take our Book Swap Challenge. We want students, teachers, staff and parents to try reading something new on the day. To get involved, simply pair up with someone and swap your favourite books.
Take a photo and tag it with #ReadingHour so we can see how you got involved.
Video – Ben Law asks students about their favourite author
Author and #ReadingHour ambassador Benjamin Law talks with some of our students about their favourite books.