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2020 - Ugly Animals - Sami Bayly Teacher

Teachers Notes

Uploaded February 3, 2020

Sami Bayly has applied her extraordinary talents as a natural history illustrator, and her carefully researched writing to this topic, in a comprehensive text which will entertain, inform and inspire students to conduct further research into these and other creatures. She encourages readers to look closely at the wonders of nature and to really appreciate that beauty can be found even in the ugliest of animals.

You can meet Sami at our 2020 AAA PD Conference in March.

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2020 CBCA Book of the Year Entries

Uploaded February 6, 2020

We are pleased to be able to share with you the full list of entries for the 2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards. This year we received a record number of entries which is a great tribute to publishing for young people in this country.

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CBCA Book Week Theme Ideas

Uploaded in August  2019

Engage students with the CBCA Notable and Short List titles for the Book of the Year Awards and unpack the theme for 2020.

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Stories about the Impact of Bushfires

Uploaded February 3, 2020

Children often find these events difficult to understand.  The Aust Psychological Society has compiled a fact sheet for parents and caregivers. In addition, we know that reading stories and factual texts can be a way of sharing information and discussing distressing events in a way that may help a child’s understanding. This sharing can help readers see how other people, such as characters in a book, address and deal with similar issues.  Above all, we want to leave readers with a sense of hope for the future as quality stories continue to enhance and enrich a child’s life.

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2020 AAA Notes

Coming April 2020

Resources from our 2020 AAA Professional Development Conference.



Bob Graham Silent Auction

Uploaded February 3, 2020

SILENT AUCTION - 'Feather' by Bob Graham

Bob Graham has made two generous donations to the CBCA, which he asked be used to raise money for those affected by the bushfires. He is delighted the CBCA will use this money to buy books as part of our Books for Bushfires campaign.

These will be auctioned among CBCA members only. This will be a silent auction.

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2019 CBCA Book of the Year 

Uploaded in October 2019

Teaching and learning ideas for 2019 Book Week and CBCA Short List.