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You Will Love These CBCA Book Week 2020 Posters and Teaching Resources

CBCA Book Week 2020 is over but the fun does not have to end. Our teacher authored Book Week resources are tailored for primary K-6 students and are just part of the thousands of the downloadable activities 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. 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 parade and our fun CBCA Book Week activities will make it easy to have literacy with giggles. 

The 2020 Book Week finalists books below all include at least two free activities for you to use to celebrate Book Week which means even on our free subscription, you will be able to download over 80 high quality teacher-authored class activities PLUS a beautiful illustrated CBCA 2020 Book Week poster to print off and display in your classroom or library. 

We hope you will LOVE our CBCA Book Week 2020 teaching resources. If you do, please share this page with your fellow teachers and librarians 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


CBCA 2020 Free Resources & Poster

New Non CBCA Featured Book!

Frugal Fred

By Rachel McCann

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