Children’s Book Week will be celebrated with a series of bookish activities across the City of Rockingham. The annual event aims to increase children’s literacy levels through community activities, with this year’s theme centred around ‘Read, Grow, Inspire’. This year’s Book Week is from August 19 to 25. Rockingham’s celebrations will culminate in its headliner event — the annual Book Week Bonanza — at Rockingham Library on Saturday. It will feature activities and a workshop for children over six years old with visual storyteller Aska, who will guide them on how to make their own picture-based story. Rockingham mayor Deb Hamblin said people could join in on the fun of Children’s Book Week at their local library and dress up as their favourite book character. “Reading is essential to boosting early literacy skills for children and the city is proud to once again support this Australia-wide initiative,” Ms Hamblin said. She said Book Week “not only supports children’s learning outcomes” but also supported the city’s local strategy of transforming city libraries into “innovative spaces” that show Rockingham as a “learning community”. For more information and to make bookings, visit rockingham.wa.gov.au/events,-culture-and-tourism/events/what-s-on-calendar.