Teaching Units: CBCA Shortlist 2020

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 Litle Wave book cover

The Little Wave

Pip Harry
Years 3–4 Unit  (free sample)
WINNER 2020

The Thing about Oliver, book cover

The Thing About Oliver

Deborah Kelly
Years 5–6 Unit

Magnolia Moon book cover

The Secrets of Magnolia Moon

Edwina Wyatt and Katherine Quinn
Years 3–4 Unit
HONOUR BOOK 2020

The Dog Runner, book cover

The Dog Runner

Bren MacDibble
Years 5–6 Unit

Catch a Falling Star, Book cover

Catch a Falling Star

Meg McKinlay
Years 5–6 Unit

The Glimme, book cover

The Glimme

Emily Rodda and Marc McBride
Years 5–6 Unit
HONOUR BOOK 2020

Book of the Year: Early Childhood

We're Stuck! book cover

We’re Stuck!

Sue deGennaro
Years F–2 Unit

One Runaway Rabbit, book cover

One Runaway Rabbit

David Metzenthen and Mairead Murphy
Years F–1 Unit

Bat vs Poss, book cover

Bat Vs Poss

Alex Moses and Anil Tortop
Years 1–2 Unit

When Billy was a Dog

Kirsty Murray and Karen Blair
Years F–2 Unit
HONOUR BOOK 2020

My Friend Fred, book cover

My Friend Fred

Frances Watts and A Yi
Years F–1 Unit
WINNER 2020

Goodbye House, Hello House, cover

Goodbye House, Hello House

Margaret Wild and Ann James
Years F–2 Unit
HONOUR BOOK 2020

Picture Book of the Year

Hello Lighthouse, book cover

Hello Lighthouse

Sophie Blackall
Years 3–4 Unit

Nop, book cover

Nop

Caroline Magerl
Years F–2 Unit 
HONOUR BOOK 2020

I need a Parrot, book cover

I NEED a parrot

Chris McKimmie
Years F–2 Unit
WINNER 2020

Three, book cover

Three

Stephen Michael King
Years 3–4 Unit
HONOUR BOOK 2020

The Good Son, cover

The Good Son

Pierre-Jacques Ober, Felicity Coonan and Jules Ober
Years 5–6 Unit

Tilly, book cover

Tilly

Jane Godwin and Anna Walker
Years 2–3 Unit

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

The Encyclopedia of Ugly Animals

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ugly Animals

Sami Bayley
Years 4–5 Unit
HONOUR BOOK 2020

Searching for Cicadas, book cover

Searching for Cicadas

Lesley Gibbs and Judy Watson
Years 3–4 Unit  

A Hollow is a Home, book cover

A Hollow is a Home

Abbie Mitchell and Astred Hicks
Years 5-6 Unit 

Wilam: A Birrarung Story, cover

Wilam: A Birrarung Story

Aunty Joy Murphy, Andrew Kelly and Lisa Kennedy
Years 2–3 Unit 
HONOUR BOOK 2020

Young Drak Emu: A Truer History

Young Dark Emu: A Truer History

Bruce Pascoe
Years 5–6 Unit 
WINNER 2020

Yahoo Creek: An Australian Mystery

Yahoo Creek: An Australian Mystery

Tohby Riddle
Years 4–5 Unit 

Book of The Year: Older Readers

The Boy Who Steals Houses cover

The Boy Who Steals Houses

C G Drews
Hachette
HONOUR BOOK 2020

How it Feels to Float book cover

How it Feels to Float

Helena Fox
Pan MacMillan

Ghost Bird front cover

Ghost Bird

Lisa Fuller
UQP
HONOUR BOOK 2020

When the Ground is Hard cover

When the Ground is Hard

Malla Nun
Allen & Unwin

Four Dead Queens book cover

Four Dead Queens

Astrid Scholte
Allen & Unwin

This is how we change the ending, book cover

This is How We Change the Ending

Vikki Wakefield
Text Publishing
WINNER 2020

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