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Want to take part in 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 2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

Register now and then join us each morning at 10:00am Monday 23 August - Friday 27 August to take part in our week long celebration.

Monday 23 August: Wonderful World of Dogs

We talk about accessing Story Box Library’s Book Week 2021 titles such as ‘We Love You Magoo’ by Briony Stewart (Puffin Books, 2020)

Meet Veterinarians Geoff and Libby from Vet HQ Double Bay. Learn about how to look after your dog, perhaps even teach them new tricks. Libby shares with us how to make an agility course at home.

Download the Magoo dog craft template

Check out:

Cool Australia Organisation - Education and learning activities with Bluey the dog

The Sound Hound how-to videos:

How to teach your dog to high five

How to teach your dog to touch

How to teach your dog to wait for food

Tuesday 24 August: Wonderful World of Birds

Join us for a reading of ‘Busy Beaks’ by Sarah Allen (Published by Affirm Press, 2020) and ‘How to make a Bird’ by Meg Mckinlay and Matt Ottey (Published by Walker Books, 2020) as well as 2 bird themed craft activities.

Download the Busy Beaks template

Check out:

Affirm Press - Teacher Resources Activity Workbook

1000 Birds Website - The Best Birds in Sydney article

Birdlife Organisation - Information and educational resources. Ideas for encouraging birds in your backyard

Aussie Backyard Bird Count event - October 2021

Wednesday 25 August – World of Emotions

Join us for a reading of ‘Elies Dragon’ by Bob Graham (Published by Walker Books, 2020), ‘No! Never! By Libby Hathorn and Lisa Hathorn-Jarman and illustrated by Mel Pearce (Published by Hachette Australia, 2020) and ‘Go Away, Worry Monster’ by Brooke Graham and Robin Tatlow-Lord (Published by EK Books, 2020).

Thursday 26 August – Marine Worlds

Reading of ‘Anemone is not the Enemy’ (Published by Scribe Publications, 2020) and Story Box Library streaming of other CBCA short listed titles.

Friday 27 August – Story Box – World of Books

Learn how to access Story Box Library content using your library membership.

We will stream some of our Book Week favourites from the Story Box collection and share with you our own 'Norton and the Bear' inspired craft activity.

Download the Norton and the Bear template