Teaching Units: CBCA Shortlist 2018

Every year, PETAA creates quality units of work on all primary-age books that are shortlisted for the prestigious Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards. These units are created by literacy experts, using evidence-based pedagogies and are designed with a busy classroom teacher in mind. They incorporate highlighted examples for close reading activities, as well as word recognition, phonic knowledge and spelling, plus a plethora of ways to use the book with your students for speaking, writing and creating. All activities are linked to the Australian Curriculum: English.

Book of the Year: Younger Readers

The Elephant book cover

The Elephant

Peter Carnavas
Years 3 and 4
Sample

How to Bee book cover

How to Bee

Bren MacDibble
Years 3 and 4
 Unit

WINNER

Henrietta and the Perfect Night

Henrietta and the Perfect Night

Martine Murray
Years 1 and 2
Unit

Marsh and Me

Marsh and Me

Martine Murray
Years 3 and 4
 Unit

The Shop at Hoopers Bend

The Shop at Hoopers Bend

Emily Rodda
Years 3 and 4
 Unit

The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler

The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler

Lisa Shanahan
Years 3 and 4
 Unit

Book of the Year: Early Childhood

Rodney Loses IT!

Rodney Loses It!

Michael Gerard Bauer and Christina Krebs
Years F–2
 Unit

WINNER

Bot in Viking costume on Boy cover

Boy

Phil Cummings and Shane Devries
Years 1 and 2
 Unit

I’m Australian Too book cover

I’m Australian Too

Mem Fox and Ronojoy Gosh
Years 1 and 2
 Unit

The Second Sky book cover

The Second Sky

Patrick Guest and Jonathan Bentley
Years F–2
 Unit

The Very Noisy Baby book cover

The Very Noisy Baby

Alison Lester
Years F and 1
 Unit

Hark, It’s Me, Ruby Lee cover

Hark, It’s Me, Ruby Lee

Lisa Shanahan and Binny
Years 1 and 2
  Unit

Picture Book of the Year

Wharf scene with passenger ship on the cover of Ten Pound Pom

Ten Pound Pom

Liz Aneli and Carole Wilkinson
Years 5 and 6
 Unit

The Great Rabbit Chase cover

The Great Rabbit Chase

Freya Blackwood
Years 1–2
 Unit

Mopoke cover with owl

Mopoke

Philip Bunting
Years F–1
 Unit

A Walk in the Bush cover

A Walk in the Bush

Gwyn Perkins
Years F–1
 Unit

WINNER

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Anne Spudvilas
Years 5 and 6
 Unit

Florette

Florette

Anna Walker
Years 1–2
 Unit

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Do Not Lick This Book cover

Do Not Lick This Book

Idan Ben-Barak and Julian Frost
Years 5 and 6
 Unit

WINNER

M is for Mutiny! History by Alphabet cover

M is for Mutiny! History by Alphabet

John Dickon and Bern Emmerichs
Years 5 and 6
 Unit

Left and Right cover

Left and Right

Lorna Hendry
Years 5 and 6
 Unit

The Big Book of Antarctica

The Big Book of Antarctica

Charles Hope
Years 3 and 4
 Unit

Amazing Australians in their Flying Machines

Amazing Australians in their Flying Machines

Prue and Kerry Mason and Tom Jellet
Years 5 and 6
 Unit

Koala

Koala

Claire Saxby and Julie Vivas
Years 2 and 3
Unit

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