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JULY 1, 2022

Story Box Library’s CBCA Book Week stories & resources


Find Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book Week titles for kids of all ages, featuring dynamic storytellers in unique locations, on Story Box Library.

Download CBCA Book Week promotional materials, including printable and downloadable images, flyers and posters, plus QR codes directly linking to shortlisted stories.

Get free time-saving resources to promote creativity and deep thinking, with activities for Lower, Middle and Upper Primary age students, with Story Box Library’s CBCA Book Week activities and resources, including:

  • Printable and editable Activity Cards and Story Response Templates
  • Links to Story Box Library’s digital collection
  • Teacher Notes with overview, instructions and links to Australian Curriculum

Click here to watch the online event, Sharing First Nations’ Stories in the classroom with Jasmine Seymour. In conversation with Story Box Library CEO & Founder, Dharug woman Jasmine Seymour shares practical knowledge about how educators can facilitate First Nations’ stories confidently in the classroom, and use children’s literature for greater awareness and understanding of First Nations’ heroes and histories.

Adding six new titles to the Auslan Story Time series, Story Box Library’s new Auslan releases explore themes of environment, courage, and more produced in partnership with Auslan Consultancy, and made possible by a Telematics Trust grant.

Story Box Library recently spoke with Annette Webb, part of the programming team at City of Sydney Library, about their library programs and the benefits of delivering Auslan and English storytime for Deaf and hard of hearing children and their families.

Explore CBCA shortlisted stories:

  • Stella wants to be an astronaut. There is only one problem: Stella is an elephant. But where there’s a will, there’s a way and Stella is determined to reach for the stars. Stellarphant is created by James Foley and read by Jillian Nguyen.
  • When Zimdalamashkermishkada starts at a new school, it’s not until a new friend sees him for who he truly is that Zimdalamashkermishkada finds the confidence to step proudly into his long name. Written by Sandhya Parappukkaran and illustrated by Michelle Pereira, The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name encourages readers to take up space and support each other with respect and kindness. Read by Leah Vandenberg.
  • Created by Leila Rudge, Winston and the Indoor Cat is about two very different cats: Winston, a free-spirited explorer; and The Indoor Cat, lover of leisure, who form a friendship and show each other how different their lives could be. Read by actor Laurence Boxhall.
  • Coming Wednesday 3 August from award-winning illustrator and storyteller Freya Blackwood, enter a magical and tender wordless picture book about the world we live in and our ability to change it. The Boy and the Elephant is performed by musician Zoe Barry.

With 24/7 access to a world of stories, it’s Storytime, Anytime!

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