CBCA 2021

You Will Love These CBCA Book Week 2021 Resources

Each year, since 1945, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has brought together children and books to celebrate Book Week. A celebration of Australian authors and illustrators it will be held from August 21st to 27th. 

Book Week is a time for schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children to celebrate Australian children's literature.  The best way to celebrate is to hold a Book Week Parade and our fun CBCA Book Week activities will make it easy to provide literacy activities before and after your parade. 

We are very excited to present the literary teaching resources for each of the Book Week books below. Our teacher authored Book Week resources are tailored for Primary and Pre-school aged children and are just part of the thousands of downloadable activities here on LearnFromPlay.com.  

Each of these Book Week sets includes two free activities for you to use to celebrate Book Week which means even on our free subscription, you are able to download high quality teacher-authored class activities PLUS a beautiful illustrated CBCA 2021 Book Week poster to print off and display in your classroom or library. 

We hope you will LOVE our CBCA Book Week 2021 teaching resources. If you do, please share this page with your fellow teachers and librarians and have a fabulous Book Week August 21st - 27th.

FREE Book Week Activities

Fun activities inspired by this year's theme of Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds - OWNWOW!

Book Week Notable and Short Listed Activity Sets

Fire Wombat

A CBCA 2021 Notable Book The Fire Wombat is based on Jackie French’s experience during the 2020 bushfires Activities include a charcoal drawing activity, a matching and creating rhyming words activity, a senses poem, a find-a-word, a simple comprehension on the relief effort of food drops for animals and a graphing / mapping activity to see how much of Australia was devastated by the 2019/20 bushfires.

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Sing Me The Summer

Short listed to be the 2021 CBCA Picture Book of the Year this is a celebration of family life and the natural world. The 6 activities for this book include a rhyming word matching activity, learning the seasons, asking children to think of their favourite summer and winter activity, a night and day sorting activity, a handwriting practice activity and finding the odd one out picture task.

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The Unwilling Twin

CBCA 2021 Notable Book – The Unwilling Twin is a funny story about a young girl, Jules and her pet pig George. The 6 activities for this book are for Pre-School or Kindergarten and include a spot the difference activity, drawing a cute pig like George, a handwriting practice, matching words to their shapes, a Venn diagram of the things Jules and George have in common and a symmetry activity.

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Bear In Space

Bear in Space is a beautiful picture book about making friends without compromising your passion. Activities for this book are aimed at Pre-School and Kindergarten children and include matching facts, drawing a rocket ship, making dot-to-dot space shapes, a handwriting activity, identifying basic shapes and an art and craft rocket making activity.

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We’re Stuck!

Short listed CBCA 2020 Book of the Year for Early Childhood this is a story about animals stuck in a lift who learn to appreciate slowing down. Activities include matching animals, making paper hats, drawing a turtle, matching candles, a find a word and colouring in party balloons.

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Goodbye House, Hello House

A 2020 shortlisted book for Early Childhood Book of the Year. A simple story of saying goodbye to the things you have to leave behind and hello to all the new things you discover when you move house. Activities include sorting items into big and small, making a new door hanging, labelling boxes, past tense and a Find-A-Word.

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Book Week Interactive Games For Kids

The games below are advertisement free and will open in a new window. They can be played by children online as many times as they like. The Match Up Memory Card Game will allow children to improve their memory while the Maze Game lets them develop strategy and problem solving skills while having fun. These games will also build children's attention, concentration and focus, visual recognition and short-term memory. Enjoy.

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