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The Children's Book Council of Australia

CBCA brings children and books together through it's annual CBCA Book Week and Book of the Year awards.  Find out more about CBCA Book Week.

Merchandise this year has been designed by Anna Walker. You can order via their e-store or from your local branch.

Book Week: Costume Ideas and General Ideas on the Theme

Your Local Families Magazine has some great ideas for costumes and they are home made. 

Costume box provides some commercial costume ideas.

Ideas from May Gibbs books

Tristan Bancks blog for Book Week ideas.

Find your Treasure - Audrey Nay Pinterest Board

Peform Musicals

Free posters pdf from Susan Stephenson (The Book Chook) plus other ideas for Book Week

A treasure hunt poster from Storybox Library for 8 shortlisted picture books they have in their library.  You need a subscription to view and listen to the full book, but you can look at a preview or use the real books to answer the questions.

Other Resources

PETAA guides for shortlisted books, require a subscription

Additional resources and activities

pdf icon How to fold mini-books (28 KB)
These are the instructions to go with the pages for this year's mini-book activity.

word icon Find Your Treasure book quiz (27 KB)
A quiz based on books for the theme Find Your Treasure. Designed by Sue Warren.

Shortlisted Books - Early Childhood

Rodney loses it (Omnibus Books)   
•    Michael Gerard Bauer
•    Chissie Krebs – illustrator                      
•    Reviews and information about the development of the book.  

Boy   (Scholastic Australia)                                          
•    Phil Cummings - author
•    Shane Devries – illustrator- gallery
•    Shane Devries – bio
•    Scholastic Teaching Notes 
•    The Little Big Book Club – Film of Phil Cummings reading the book (no images) 
•    This books is by the same creators of Ride, Ricardo, Ride!

I'm Australian, too   (Omnibus Books)   
•    Mem Fox – author - About Mem Fox
•    Hear Mem Fox read the book
•    Ronojoy Ghosh – illustrator  
•    Scholastic Teacher Notes  

The Second sky   (Little Hare)                                  
•    Patrick Guest - author
•    Jonathan Bentley – illustrator
•    Lamont Teaching notes

The Very noisy baby (Affirm Press)
•    Alison Lester

Hark it's me, Ruby Lee  (Hachette Australia)
•    Lisa Shanahan - author  
•    Binny – illustrator
•    Hachette Teachers Notes  
•    Lamont Teaching notes

Additional resources and activities

Boy by Phil Cummings and Shane Devries

pdf icon Animal Antice- The Second Sky (175 KB)
In The Second Sky, Patrick Guest uses several different verbs to describe how Gilbert moves. Sometimes the little penguin moves gracefully and sometimes he just keeps falling over! Draw a different animal in each box and show these different way of moving.

pdf icon Teaching notes - The Second Sky (111 KB)
Looks at cover, words, pictures, textual features and art.

Shortlisted Books - Younger Readers

The Elephant    (UQP)                         
•    Peter Carnavas   - including book trailer  
•    UQP Teaching notes

How to bee (Allen & Unwin)
•     Bren MacDibble   
•    Allen & Unwin Teaching notes -

Henrietta and the perfect night
•    Martine Murray

Marsh and me (Text)                          
•    Martine Murray
•    Martine Murray talks about her thoughts on place - (9:38)
•    Text Publishing Teaching notes

The Shop at Hoopers Bend   (Harper Collins)
•    Emily Rodda
•    Harper Collins Teaching notes

The Grand genius summer of Henry Hoobler (Allen & Unwin)
•    Lisa Shanahan 
•    Allen & Unwin Teachers Tips 

Shortlisted Books - Older Readers

Mallee boys (Wakefield Press)
•    Charlie Archbold

In the dark spaces (Hardie Grant Publishing)
•    Cally Black  
•    ABC Radio interview

Take three girls (Pan Macmillan)                               
•    Cath Crowley 
•    Simmone Howell at Booked Out Speakers Agency
•    Fiona Wood

•    Pan Macmillan Teaching notes

•    Audioboom interview

Because of you  (UQP)                                  
•    Pip Harry 
•    Teaching notes

Secret science of magic (Hardie Grant Publishing)              
•    Melissa Keil
•    Book Trailer

Ballad for a mad girl (Text)
•    Vikki Wakefield  
•    Teaching notes

Shortlisted Books - Picture Books

Ten pound pom (Walker Books)                                
•    Liz Anelli - illustrator 
•    Liz Anelli’s art notes
•    Carole Wilkinson - author
•    Carole Wilkinson’s resources list
•    Advertisements in England for Ten Pound Poms One   Two 
•    Timewatch – Ten Pound Poms Episode 1  
•    Macmillan Migration stories resources

The Great rabbit chase (Scholastic)                               
•    Freya Blackwood  
•    Scholastic Teaching notes

Mopoke (Omnibus)                                                  
•    Philip Bunting    (includes book trailer)  
•    Teaching notes

A walk in the bush (Affirm Press)                               
•    Gwyn Perkins
•    Teachers Notes from Lamont Books

Swan Lake (Allen & Unwin)                                             
•    Anne Spudvilas 
•    Teachers Tips from Allen & Unwin
•    ABC interview with Anne Spudvilas

•    Discover more about the ballet 
•    View the full Kirov ballet production  (2hrs)
•    Listen to the music

Florette (Penguin Random House Australia)                                                  
•    Anna Walker 
•    Book trailer Trailer                                                  
•    Penguin Teachers’ Resources  
•    Lamont Teaching notes


Shortlisted Books - Eve Pownall Award

Do not lick this book  (Allen & Unwin)                   
•    Idan Ben-Barak - author 
•    Julian Frost – illustrator interview
•    Allen & Unwin Teachers Tips

M is for mutiny  (Berbay Publishing)                              
•    John Dickson – author
•    Bern Emmerichs – illustrator
•    Reading Time review and comments Fact checking - Google - Was captain cook eaten?
•    North South Books Teacher Notes

Left and right (Wild Dog Books)                                 
•    Lorna Hendry   
•    Left and Right song on video
•    Gifts for Left-handed people

Big book of Antarctica (Wild Dog Books)                    
•    Charles Hope 
•    Charles Hope - interview with E-Pub awards

Amazing Australians in their flying machines (Walker Books)       
•    Prue Mason & Kerry Mason - authors  
•    Tom Jellett - illustrator
•    Walker Books Teaching notes

Koala (Walker Books)                                            
•    Claire Saxby - author
•    Julie Vivas - illustrator     
•    Walker Books Teacher notes
•    Educate Empower - So what can you do at home?

Additional resources and activities

Shortlisted Books - Crichton Awards

Can you find me? (New Frontier)
•    Gordon Winch – author                              
•    Patrick Shirvington  (page includes extract of the book via issuu)
•    Lamont Teaching notes

I Just Ate My Friend (Allen & Unwin)  
•    Heidi McKinnon 
•    Trailer on YouTube
•    Available as an e-Book

Mopoke (Scholastic)                                                  
•    Philip Bunting    (includes book trailer)  
•    Teaching notes

Once upon an ABC (Little Hare)                                                            
•    Christopher Nielsen - Illustrator
•    Sophie Masson – Author
The Sloth Who Came to Stay (Allen & Unwin)               
•    Vivienne To - illustrator 
•    Margaret Wild – author
•    Allen & Unwin Teaching notes 
•    Sloth video - David Attenborough  (2:54)
•    Swimming sloth – BBC Earth  (1:32)
•    Baby sloth orphanage  (4:44)
•    Odd facts about sloths SciShow Kids  (3:20)
•    Sloths in film Zootopia  (2:36)
•    Lamont Notes
•    Sloth sock puppet

Tintinnabula (Little Hare)                                
•    Rovina Cai - illustrator
•    Margot Lanagan – author (Good Reads information)  
•    Teaching Notes
•    Appears in Kids Night In 2: A Feast of Stories Jessica Adams (editor), Helen Basini (editor), Nick Earls (editor), Juliet Partridge (editor), Camberwell : Puffin , 2005 anthology short story children's pg. 275-276


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