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Children's Book Council of Australia 2021

Find all the Shortlisted titles here -

https://cbca.org.au/shortlist-2021

Find the CBCA Book of the Year Awards Shortlist Announcement here -

https://www.youtube.com/embed/NemnHYshHgU

Find out how the books are judged here –

Shadow Judging for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2021

https://www.youtube.com/embed/_THALfwhtr0

Read the Shortlisted Titles below

For younger readers

Who’s Your Real Mum? by Bernadette Green and Anna Zobel
https://www.youtube.com/embed/WkANPrjYaIc

There’s No Such Thing by Heidi McKinnon
https://www.youtube.com/embed/H-5F0wgQ-Kw

We Love You, Magoo by Briony Stewart
https://www.youtube.com/embed/LAAyEdGsxAQ

Ribbit Rabbit Robot by Sofya Karmazina
https://www.youtube.com/embed/BzukpNlR9JI

Seven Seas of Fleas by Dave Petzold
https://www.youtube.com/embed/XZu9Itg6xEo

Go Away! Worry Monster! By Robin Tatlow-Lord
https://www.youtube.com/embed/NRw-41IR6fE

Not Cute by Philip Bunting
www.youtube.com/embed/W8hHAPwphaQ

Your Birthday was the Best by Maggie Hutchings and Felicita Sala
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y87ucX6X2GQ

Norton and the Bear by Gabriel Evans
https://www.youtube.com/embed/fB2FoZnrPkA

Ellie’s Dragon by Bob Graham
https://www.youtube.com/embed/3v0Bfh9d-Kk

The Unwilling Twin by Freya Blackwood
https://www.youtube.com/embed/h3J0A-yCROk

No! Never! by Libby Hathorn and Lisa Hathorn-Jarman
https://www.youtube.com/embed/F39RNrbxQe8

For older students

Worse Things by Sally Murphy and Sarah Davis
Author reading Chapter One   https://www.youtube.com/embed/fqpXyzaakwk

We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad
Author introduction  
https://www.youtube.com/embed/g6qPkrCBKSU

Bindi by Kirli Saunders and Dub Leffler
Author talk  
https://www.youtube.com/embed/YRly4zQMZSk

The Book of Chance by Sue Whiting
Author Introduction https://www.youtube.com/embed/rTIsctUyHuc

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals by Sami Bayly
Author talking about her illustrations 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnbgOULKbKE

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals - Activity: Look at the process author and illustrator Sami Bayly goes through to produce her incredible publications.

(For Year 6 only)
Azaria: A True History
by Maree Coote
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-N5zVK4EaI

Azaria - Questions: Who do you think will benefit from reading this book?  Why? What is more important in your opinion – the words or the pictures – why? Do you think differently after reading the book?  Do you think differently about – The desert? The Rock at Uluru?  Wild animals?  The media?  The courts and the Law?  Public opinion?  If so, how have your thoughts and opinions changed?  Why?

Strangers on Country by David Hartley and Kirsty Murray (illustrations by Dub Leffler)
Summary of one of the Europeans looked after by Indigenous Australians in the 1800s:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/BL1cu5SsXGM

Matthew Flinders – Adventures on Leaky Boats by Carole Wilkinson and Prue Pittock
Illustrator talking about the book 
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Sw9tufpSoqA

Matt Ottley talking about his book How to Make a Bird
https://www.youtube.com/embed/jgwaYwm7_Nc

Meg McKinlay talking about How to Make a Bird
https://www.youtube.com/embed/LRQjkOMXRb4

Zeno Sworder reading This Small Blue Dot
https://www.youtube.com/embed/AD8WOO9dfro

The Small Blue Dot - Questions: Did you notice how the narrator is drawn in black and white and how her interaction with the world and her own imagination are expressed through colour and movement. What happens at the end of the book when she shares her joy and amazement about the world with her younger sibling?

Give Me Some Space by Phillip Bunting
Enjoy this wonderful story read by a Nasa Space Station astronaut.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/VeCxxMZjlFo

Littlelight by Kelly Canby
https://www.youtube.com/embed/PMiaoW5TG1w
Do you think Littlelight looks a lot more interesting, vibrant and joyful once the wall has disappeared? Would you rather live in grey Littlelight with the wall around it or in brightly coloured Littlelight open to its neighbours? Why? Write a short paragraph outlining your reasons.

Dry to Dry by Liz Anelli and Pamela Freeman
https://www.youtube.com/embed/psYnypiR64o
Look at the colours Liz Anelli has used in Dry to Dry. Why do you think she chose to use these colours? Do you think they accurately represent the environment in Kakadu?

How does your neighbourhood change as the seasons change? How does the changing of the seasons affect the trees, animals and weather? Draw a picture of your backyard in the summer and in the winter, and make a list of the differences.

Australia’s Wild, Weird, Wonderful Weather by Stephanie Owen Reeder
https://www.youtube.com/embed/-jPx3TWMHkY
Try this fun weather quiz – (based on the information in the book)
http://stephanieowenreeder.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Kids-Quiz-Australias-Wild-Weird-Wonderful-Weather.pdf