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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

Anemone Is Not The Enemy

Shortlisted to be the 2021 CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year this is a fun take on the symbiosis between anemones and clownfish. We have made 6 Pre-School or Kindergarten activities for this book – a memory game, a tracing activity, a colour by number, how to draw a clown fish, making a pom pom anemone and a cut and paste activity of the food chain in the sea.

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Good Question – A Tale Told Backwards

A CBCA notable Picture Book for 2021 this story uses intertextuality to follow Fox’s journey through a series of Fairytales. Perfect for children in Years 1 or 2 who are studying fairy tales and fractured rhymes. We have made 6 activities – craft activities related to Jack and the Beanstalk, Three Little Pigs, Henny Penny and Cinderella, a Goldilocks colour by number and a board game for children to design their own game.

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Dry to Dry

Dry To Dry is shortlisted for a 2021 CBCA Eve Pownall Award and details the seasons of Kakadu. We have made 6 activities for students in Years 2 to 6 both informational and creative – mapping the Indigenous seasons, information on the Leichhardt’s Grasshopper, the life cycle of frogs, the rainfall of Kakadu, fresh versus saltwater crocodiles and a craft activity to make a water lily.

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How To Make A Bird

Shortlisted to be the CBCA 2021 Picture Book of the Year this is prose poetry about a girl who constructs a bird. Our activities are aimed at Year 5 and 6 students and include a perspective activity, drawing a bird and a feather, a poetry activity, a bird flip book and chronological ordering activity.

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Not Cute

Shortlisted for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award 2021 Not Cute is a fun look at believing in yourself while being aware of how you should treat others. We have made 6 activities including matching animals to their shape and name, instructions to draw a quokka, using adjectives to describe animals, fable messages and a find-a-word.

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Shortlisted to win the 2021 CBCA Eve Pownall Award this non-fiction picture book is about the Azaria Chamberlain Case. Best read to older students in Years 5 or 6 the 5 activities we have designed include a timeline of events eventually leading to Lindy Chamberlain’s full acquittal, a comprehension activity about dingoes, how to draw a dingo, sorting fact from falsehoods and learning about Ayres Rock or Uluru.

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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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