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You Will Love These CBCA Book Week 2022 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.  Book Week 2022 will be held from August 20th to 26th.  

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.

The Book Week 2022 theme "Dreaming With Eyes Open" acknowledges Australia's First Nations People and their rich story based culture.  The poster artwork is from children's picture book creator and Darug woman Jasmine Seymour, who won the CBCA New Illustrator Award in 2020 for her beautiful picture book 'Baby Business'.  The video below is her introducing the artwork and why she created it.

On this page you will also find:

Book Week 2022 Literary Teaching Resources for each of the Book Week books. 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.  

Book Week 2022 Costume Ideas to help you celebrate book week without the stress of creating a book costume yourself (Coming Very Soon).

Book Week 2022 Theme - Dreaming With Eyes Open

Book Week 2022 Dates - August 20th to 26th

We hope you will LOVE our CBCA Book Week 2022 resources. 

Book Week Notable and Short Listed Activity Sets From 2021

Aster’s Good, Right Things

Winner of the CBCA 2021 Book of the Year for Younger Readers this is the story of eleven-year-old Aster and the good, right things she must do every day. We have created 5 activities for students from Years 5 to 8 including how to draw a bunny rabbit, a fun flower find-a-word and a book summary using the good, right deeds at the start of each chapter.

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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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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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