New chapter on the future of books

Australian Children’s Book Week book of the year will be announced today around noon.

book week takes place from August 20 to 26 with the theme: “Dreaming with Open Eyes”, a reference to books, Aboriginal culture and of course children.

Every year since 1945, CBCA has brought children and books together across Australia for CBCA Book Week.

As streaming overtakes the TV and music markets, tech companies are banking on books. With the rise of digital book platforms, how are paper books holding up?

Cosmos science journalist Petra Stock is write a series on children’s e-booksfor The citizenthe publication of Center for the Advancement of Journalism. In her first article, Petra reports on the latest research on digital and paper books.


Read more: What is the perfect gift for a young astrophysicist?


If you’re looking for recommendations for Australian books that provide an antidote to traditional sexist views on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), read Cosmos’ recent article on the power of children’s stories to challenge stereotypes.

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Stock of Petra

Petra Stock holds a degree in environmental engineering and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Melbourne. She previously worked as a climate and energy analyst.

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