Children's Book Week® takes place 17 - 23 August 2024, with the theme Reading is Magic! This week is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the joy and possibilities of reading - as well as implementing some reading for pleasure pedagogy! 

As always, PETAA is creating a wealth of resources, including curriculum units, webinars, and practical teacher materials that will support you in celebrating Children's Book Week® in your school! Our approach is a little different in 2024, and we will be creating our new rich curriculum units only on those Notable and Shortlisted texts that are relevant for detailed exploration for teaching and learning purposes in the classroom.

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CBCA Book Week 2024 Curriculum Units - Notable and Shortlist

  

Can you teach a fish to climb a tree?

Posted on 29/05/2024
A unit of work for Years 1 and 2 on Can you Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree? by Jane Godwin and Terry Denton, including cross curriculum links to HPE.

  

Songlines: First knowledges for younger readers

Posted on 29/05/2024
A unit of work for Year 4 on Songlines, a graphic novel by Margo Neale, Lynne Kelly and Blak Douglas, including cross curriculum links to HASS and The Arts.

  

Meet me at the Moon Tree

Posted on 29/05/2024
A unit of work for Year 5 and 6 based on Meet me at the Moon Tree by Shivaun Plozza.

  

Plague

Posted on 29/05/2024
A unit of work for Year 5 on Plague by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, including cross curriculum links to HASS and Science.

  

Eww Gross: Foul Facts and Putrid Pictures

Posted on 29/05/2024
A unit of work for Year 4 on Eww Gross: Foul Facts and Putrid Pictures by Dan Marshall, including cross curriculum links across HPE and Science.

  

Country Town

Posted on 29/05/2024
A unit of work for Year 5 on Country Town by Isolde Martyn, Robyn Ridgeway and Louise Hogan, including cross curriculum links across all areas of HASS.

  

Paper-flower girl

Posted on 29/05/2024
A unit of work for Year 3 based on the stunning picturebook Paper-Flower Girl, by Margrete Lamond and Mateja Jager. Includes cross-curriculum links to English and HPE.

  

Being Jimmy Baxter

Posted on 29/05/2024
A unit of work for Year 6 on Being Jimmy Baxter by Fiona Lloyd, including cross curriculum links to HPE.

  

Dirrarn

Posted on 29/05/2024
A unit of work for Year 4 on Dirrarn by Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler, including cross curriculum links across HPE and HASS, and a focus Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures.

  

The Trees: Learning tree knowledge with Uncle Kuu

Posted on 29/05/2024
A unit of work for Year 1 on The Trees: Learning tree knowledge with Uncle Kuu. Contains cross-curriculum links to HASS and Science.

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