Book Week

#Marvel in the magic of storytelling!

To celebrate Book Week, Queensland Ballet visited kindergartens and childcare centres across Brisbane to share the wonder of storytelling and movement, through delightful play-based workshops as part of the 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge.
By bringing to life stories from the Premier’s Reading Challenge early childhood book list, these carefully crafted, interactive workshops ignite imaginations while inspiring a passion for reading and dance in two to five-year old’s.
Each visit included a 30-minute story-themed class modelled on our popular Petit Pointers program, developed to stimulate creativity and confidence in children under five years. 

Book Week 2019 Workshops were based on the following books from the Premier’s Reading Challenge Early Childhood book list:

Collecting Sunshine (by Rachel Flynn, ill. Tamsin Ainslie) 

The Amazing A – Z Thing (by Sally Morgan, ill. Bronwyn Bancroft) 

Splosh for the Billabong (by Ros Moriarty, ill. Balarinji)”


Book Week registrations have now closed.

If you would like to register your kindergarten for other QB workshops, please refer to our In-School Workshops page. 

in-school workshops

#Premier's Reading Challenge

The Premier's Reading Challenge is an annual statewide initiative for state and non-state schools and home-educated students up to Year 9, as well as children (aged up to five years) enrolled in an early childhood centre, and individual home readers.

The Premier's Reading Challenge is not a competition but aims to improve literacy and encourage children to engage in reading for pleasure and learning.

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