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CBCA Book Week 2020

Want to catch up on our Book Week celebrations?

Tune into a great range of Digital Story Times, craft activities and educational videos featuring some of the books shortlisted for the 2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

The Curious Creatures were curious about our Library so went on an adventure after we closed.

Take a look at the mischief they got up to!

Book Week Author and Illustrator Talk with Alexa Moses and Anil Tortop

Meet the creators of the delightful CBCA shortlisted picture book Bat vs Poss, a wonderful tale about sharing and making friends. In this workshop you will learn how to write in rhyme with author Alexa Moses and how to draw Squabbles the bat with illustrator Anil Tortop.

Digital Story Times

Enjoy listening to Sarah-Jane read some of the shortlisted titles for this year's CBCA Book of the Year Award.

Nop by Caroline Magerl

My Friend Fred by Frances Watts

When Billy was a Dog by Kirsty Murray

Craft Activities

Have fun creating these themed crafts based on some of the shortlisted titles for this year's CBCA Book of the Year Award.

Bat Craft

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Paper Lantern Craft

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Lighthouse Craft

Treasure Box Craft

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Young Writers & Readers

Book Week Reviews

Woollahra Libraries Young Writers & Readers have read and reviewed some of the CBCA shortlisted books for 2020. See what they think of the titles below from the Younger Readers Category.

The Dog Runner - Bren MacDibble

The Dog Runner
Author: Bren MacDibble
Publisher: Allen & Unwin

“If this book wasn’t shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards, I don’t know what would be. Bren MacDibble has done such a great job and I can’t wait to read more of her stories.”
– Ruby, age 11

The Thing About Oliver - Deborah Kelly

The Thing About Oliver
Author: Deborah Kelly
Publisher: Wombat Books

“I enjoyed this book because I felt like I was in the story. Kids who read this book will learn more about autism and how it affects families.”
– Sarah, age 10

“This book makes me emotional because it reminds me of how hard it is for people with autism, low and high on the spectrum.”
– Daisy, age 10

“Though Oliver has autism, he’s not the only one. Many people have autism. Autism means that you see things differently, and not like most people.”
– Thiago, age 12

“I really love this story and it was very touching.”
– Tyrah, age 10.

Local Landmarks

Join us for a tour of Cooper Park’s hollows with Rudi Adlmayer from Woollahra Council’s Bush Care Team.

Hear about the history of the Hornby Lighthouse at Watsons Bay with Local History Librarian Elizabeth Hartnell.