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Resources

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 linkOtherwise, 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 jackie@storyboxlibrary.com.au.

— 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 storybox@bennett.com.au.

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:

Activity Time

 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


Promotional Materials

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.

Click here to download the Story Box Library logo.

Helpful Hints to Spread the Word brochure:

Story Box Library poster and postcard images:

Promotional images:

Top 5 lists:

Shelf Talkers:

Storyteller Images:

Activities

Sample Classroom Ideas:

Sample Activity Time:

Ssshhhh! Reading is My Secret Power

Read our blog post about our Book Week 2019 activities. 

View or download Secret Reading Mission File in full screen

View or download Secret Power Quiz in full screen

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:

Click here to download a Story Box Library colouring sheet.