Australian Children's Book Week 20-26 August 2011

The Children's Book Council of Australia sponsors Australian Children's Book Week each year in August to celebrate reading and Australian children's books and authors.
This year's theme is: "ONE WORLD, MANY STORIES"
How and why do people across the world tell stories?
Have a look at this You Tube song about the theme.
And the winners are...
CBCA Winners

Each year new Australian children's books are judged in 5 picture book, fiction and non-fiction categories.


Book Week at Marryatville
In the weeks leading up to Book Week all classes will be able to travel around the world visiting each continent and being exposed to literature - oral, written and digital that illuminates our inquiry question. A Book Week Passport will be provided for each class to track their journey.

Book Week will begin with a whole school performance on the Book Week theme by Splash Theatre Company.

Stories from around the world
Suggestions for picture books and other stories to read from cultures around the world
Includes: stories to be featured in Splash Theatre performance.

This PDF has information,activities and links for all of the shortlisted books
Book Week Passport
A slideshow that takes you around the world in stories, activities and games
Book Week for beginners
Great links, activities, book trailers - Barbara Braxton's wiki page
Kerri's Book Week
Kerri's Book Week page - masses of links and activities
(Powered by Google sites. Therefore Teacher overide needed to access)
Mrs Mac's Library
Another great page of Book Week links from Sharon McGuiness
Digital library
Digital stories from around the world
Continent passport and activities

The lost thing Book Rap
Book rap for year 6/7 students. Based on the Shaun Tan's Oscar award winning animation, Students will read, respond, blog and create using digiatl tools
Google Lit Trips
Exploring Lit Trips
Need to have Google maps loaded on your computerJunior.
Junior Judges project
Sponsored by the CBCA, students rate the short listed books on-line
Ipswich TL network
Additional activities in PDF format including passports
Victoria Point State School Library
Summary and image of each shortlisted book. Teacher notes where available
Oxfam - our world, My world
Stories of 4 children from third world countries . A different perspective on the Book Week theme
World maps
Country maps