As usual, although I published a huge list of ideas and activities to help celebrate Children’s Book Week 2014, I’ve come across more wonderful ideas. I’m publishing them here in the hope it will help you and your kids connect to reading! If you missed the free PDF quizzes I created for Children’s Book Week, scroll down to find them here.

Last Minute Ideas for Children’s Book Week 2014

Last Minute Ideas for Children’s Book Week 2014 - a range of activities for kids, parents and teachers to help children connect to reading

CBCA Book Awards Shortlist 2014 ~ Eve Pownall Award for Information Books. Great non-fiction books for children.

CBCA Book Awards Shortlist 2014 ~ Eve Pownall Award for Information Books. Great non-fiction books for children.

CBCA Book Awards Shortlist 2014 ~ Early Childhood picture books

CBCA Book Awards Shortlist 2014 ~ Early Childhood picture books

CBCA Book Awards Shortlist 2014 ~ New Illustrator Award. Fabulously illustrated picture books and chapter books.

CBCA Book Awards Shortlist 2014 ~ New Illustrator Award. Fabulously illustrated picture books and chapter books.

CBCA Book Awards Shortlist 2014 ~ Books for Older Readers.

CBCA Book Awards Shortlist 2014 ~ Books for Older Readers.

In the 70th Anniversary Year of the Children's Book Council of Australia, PETAA is again creating curriculum based classroom units of work, to be released in June, for shortlisted books in the six prize categories of the annual CBCA awards. Follow the links below to publishers' pages to learn more about this year’s books.

The Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) is a national, not-for-profit professional association supporting primary school educators in the teaching and learning of English and literacies across the curriculum.

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