Share Our CBCA Book Week Poster, FREE Activities & More!
Free CBCA bookweek poster and activities are just part of the downloadable swag here on LearnFromPlay.com. Each year, since 1945, the Children's Book Council of Australia has brought together children and books to celebrate Book Week. We are very excited to present all of the listed Book Week books below with oodles of literary teaching resources for all of the books. Bookweek 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 parade and download all of our fun CBCA book activities for literacy with giggles.
The books below have all been identified by the CBCA as worthy of free activities for you to use to celebrate Book Week plus we have illustrated a beautiful BONUS CBCA Book Week poster to print off. Please share this page with your fellow teachers and librarians, enjoy our activities and games and have a fabulous Book Week Oct 17 - 23 2020.
We’re Stuck! by Sue DeGennaro
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.
Goodbye House, Hello House by Margaret Wild
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.
One Runaway Rabbit by David Metzenthen and Mairead Murphy
A CBCA shortlisted Young Children’s Book of the Year for 2020 following Lulu the rabbits escape from her backyard. Activities include making shadow puppets, handwriting, rabbit craft, night and day, word matching and simple rabbit maths.
The Good Son by Pierre-Jacques Ober, Jules Ober and Felicity Coonan
The Good Son is shortlisted for the 2020 CBCA Picture Book of the Year. The tale of a solder during World War 1 who is killed for deserting his troop even though he returned after 2 days. Activities include a brief history of World War 1 timeline, making a diorama and letter writing.
Mr Chicken All Over Australia by Leigh Hobbs
A CBCA 2020 Notable Book for Picture Book of The Year about Australian locations, icons and animals. Activities include a find-a-word, cross word, label locations in Australia, persuasive writing, a comprehension on the Royal Flying Doctors, draw and write about a quokka and the I’ve Been Everywhere song.
Born To Fly by Beverley McWilliams and Timothy Ide
A notable contender for the CBCA 2020 Eve Pownall non-fiction award this is the story of Harry Butler and early aviation in Australia. Activities include a comprehension, a drawing activity, a tracing activity and a dictionary activity to find the meaning of possibly unknown words.
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.
CBCA 2020 Free Resources & Poster
New Non CBCA Featured Book!
By Rachel McCann