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- author Jackie French

Monday 17 August 2009

Book Week August 2009 is almost here!

The Children's Book Council of Australia have a fabulous 'Book Safari' theme for Book Week this August. The longest running children's festival in Australia, schools and libraries from all over Australia celebrate with reading, discussion, author visits, fun events and even dressups!

The dates for 2009 are August 22nd - 28th and on 21 August, the winners of Book of the Year will be announced. Winners will be decided in 5 categories:

· CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers
· CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers
· CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood
· CBCA Picture Book of the Year
· The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

To learn more about the books that have been shortlisted for this year's awards, head to the CBCA website.

For teachers after some lesson plans or teachers' notes on some of the shortlisted books, here is a list courtesy of SMC Library online.

Simpson and his Donkey
A Rose for the Anzac Boys
Audrey of the Outback
Finnikin of the Rock (search for title)
Tales from Outer Suburbia
Monster Blood Tattoo
Kill the Possum
Polar Boy
Then (search for title)
The Wizard of Rondo
How to Heal a Broken Wing
Special Kev
The Word Spy
Simpson and his Donkey
Chicken : the Story of Chicken in Australia
Perry Angel's Suitcase
Tom Tom