So winning the Honour Book for Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018) in the 2019 CBCA Awards kind of made us a little more excited about book week… forever!
And guess what… you can keep the excitement running in your classroom too for the 2020 theme Curious Creatures, Wild Minds. You don’t need to wait until the new Covid-friendly date of October 17-23 (it is expected that from 2021 things will return to normal with book week in August) to enjoy letting your students go wild and explore this curious theme.
Curious Creature Books From The Noteables 2020
If there ever was a long listed book that totally fit the CBCA theme of the year it would be Tim Flannery’s “Weird, Wild, Amazing”!
The list has some super books this year but these are a few of the others that hit the theme on point… doesn’t mean they will win but it does mean they are easy picks for your theme!
See the full noteable list here: https://cbca.org.au/notables-2020
Curious Creature Books We Recommend
Unfortunately for us we don’t have a book in the 2020 CBCA Awards but that doesn’t mean we won’t enjoy celebrating with the theme Curious Creatures, Wild Minds. Meanwhile, stay tuned for the 2021-2022 CBCA Book Awards… where hopefully our new novel Tracks of the Missing (Magabala 2021)and picture book Beautiful Night (Hachette 2021) will be in the running.
PS- If you happen to be a fellow writer with a wild mind we highly recommend our editor Shel Sweeney from A Worded Life.
PPS- Check out our comprehensive resource pack to help with teaching our book Black Cockatoo here.
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