Below you will find some key downloadable resources that can be used by your school, library or organisation.
CBCA Book Week 2020
CBCA Book Week 2020 offers kids the opportunity to be curious, and to use their minds to seek knowledge and new experiences. We’ve developed four unique activities for CBCA Book Week 2020 to encourage young readers to draw on their knowledge to solve problems, and to develop an imagination that is wild and without limitations—all while engaging with CBCA-shortlisted titles.
Our activities cater for a range of age groups, abilities and interests, and are adaptable for use at home, in the classroom or at the library. We're sharing these activities and resources with you now so that educators and librarians have plenty of time to assess and promote them for use with students from the beginning of Term 4 and in the lead up to and including CBCA Book Week (17-23 October).
Accessing our resources
Everything teachers and librarians need for CBCA Book Week 2020 can be downloaded using this link. Otherwise, use the links and images below for direct access to each activity.
By downloading our ‘SBL Activities for Curious Creatures with Wild Minds’ folder, you’ll gain access to:
- Our Resource Package for Teachers and Librarians, which includes learning focus descriptions, answer sheets, plus ideas and tools for promoting SBL’s CBCA Book Week activities in your school or library
- PDFs for each activity, which can be printed or shared electronically
- Promotional material, including social media tiles, posters and other printables
- Our CBCA Book Week Activity Time Collection, with full Activity Time instructions for CBCA-shortlisted stories
Our CBCA Book Week activities
Using the instructions and templates provided, children can write a letter to a curious creature, solve a curious message, discover what it’s like to be a CBCA judge or take part in our digital escape room, where they can piece together information using clues based on CBCA-shortlisted titles to find a missing creature!
If you encounter any problems or need further assistance using our CBCA Book Week resources, contact Jackie Small, Education Project Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— The curious team at Story Box Library
Resources for Schools and Early Childhood Organisations
Story Box Library for Schools brochure:
Schools Welcome Kit:
Story Box Library for Early Childhood Organisations brochure:
Planning Support for School Resource Selection
Images to Promote Story Box Library to School Families:
Story Box Library Fridge Card:
Story Box Library Trial Log In Details poster:
Letter to Parents to promote Story Box Library at your school:
Student Task Sheets
STUDENT TASK SHEETS FOR LOWER PRIMARY (Foundation, 1 & 2)
STUDENT TASK SHEETS FOR MIDDLE PRIMARY (Years 3 & 4)
STUDENT TASK SHEETS FOR UPPER PRIMARY (Years 5 & 6)
Scroll to the bottom of each story page to find further resources for each story. We will endeavour to add to the above bookshelves as soon as possible.
STUDENT TASK SHEETS FOR ANZAC-THEMED STORIES
Please ensure your check the age recommendation for each story before viewing or selecting task sheets for students.
Resources for Public Libraries
Story Box Library for Public Libraries brochure:
Public Libraries Welcome Kit:
Story Box Library Trial Log In Details poster:
As you browse the latest stories, you might catch a peek of four characters, illustrated by Gus Gordon, running around the Story Box Library website. Ernie, Madge, Boris and Edna are now available in sticker or graphic form for libraries in Australia and New Zealand! Requests for stickers of the stars of Story Box Library should be sent to email@example.com.
You can feature Ernie, Madge, Boris and Edna on your website or social media channels by downloading our promo-ready resources!
Resources for Families
Story Box Library for Families brochure:
Browse Activity Time according to the following categories. Remember to visit regularly and refresh your screen to see the most recently added activities.
ACTIVITY TIME- PLAY
ACTIVITY TIME- ART AND CREATIVITY
ACTIVITY TIME- OUTDOOR AND NATURE PLAY
ACTIVITY TIME- FAMILY GAMES
ACTIVITY TIME- COOKING
ACTIVITY TIME- EXPLORING AND EXPERIMENTING
ACTIVITY TIME- WRITING
ACTIVITY TIME- CRAFT
ACTIVITY TIME- DIGITAL CREATION
Please find below a range of materials for you to download for use on your website, e-newsletters, social media, library computer, whiteboard screens, or self-made promotional materials.
Helpful Hints to Spread the Word brochure:
Story Box Library poster and postcard images:
Top 5 lists:
Sample Classroom Ideas:
Sample Activity Time:
Ssshhhh! Reading is My Secret Power
N.B. When you access the downloads, ensure you are in FULLSCREEN mode to print or download.
2018 CBCA Book Week Treasure Hunt:
Bookmark Review template: