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Each year across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. During this time the schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children's literature and you will often see children's book character parades and talented librarians creating amazing displays.

Each year across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. During this time the schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children's literature and you will often see children's book character parades and talented librarians creating amazing displays.

Each year across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. During this time the schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children's literature and you will often see children's book character parades and talented librarians creating amazing displays.

Each year across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. During this time the schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children's literature and you will often see children's book character parades and talented librarians creating amazing displays.

CBCA Book Week 2019

Theme: Reading is My Secret Power

Dates: 17 - 23 August 2019

The CBCA Book of the Year Awards are announced each year on the third Friday in August. CBCA Book Week commences the following day.

Here are some ideas to celebrate this Book Week in style:

1. DIVE INTO YOUR NEXT GREAT READ: The CBCA list of notable and short-listed books reads like a red-carpet honour roll of amazing writers and illustrators. It’s full to bursting with terrific titles, charismatic characters, and spectacular stories.

2. FIND YOUR BOOK WEEK PARADE COSTUME: Choose from your favourite characters from the books you love and imitate the look.

3. DISCOVER AN AUTHOR . FIND OUT THEIR SECRET POWER! We have some of the best writers and illustrators of any country in the world living right here and creating magical worlds for us to explore. So, check out your school library, ask friends for recommendations, scour bookshops and talk to teachers about the authors they love.

4. CREATE YOUR OWN SUPERHERO STORY: Get inspired and create your own story. Have fun with imagination and give your creative side a boost.

5. SHARE THE LOVE FOR BOOKS: Share your ideas with your friends and family to make reading AWESOME again!

August kit contains up to four Creative activities each for 5+ and 8+ age groups. For the younger kids we have Build Your Own Box Robot, Dig Your Own Glow in Dark Shark tooth fossil, MYO Wind Chime & Trinket Box and Sand Art Bottles Replica. For the older ones we have Solar Metal Racer, Glow In Dark Shark tooth , MYO wind chime & Trinket Box and Sand Art Bottle Replicas. Order Yours now!

Let's celebrate this week by reading more books and creating new stories!

Happy Book Week

17-23 August 2019

What's in the August Kit for Kids Aged 5 to 8?

  • Build Your Own Motorised Box Robot: It has never been more fun to learn! Engage children of all ages with STEM toys that will encourage them to explore, understand and be inspired by the world of science, technology, engineering and math.Don’t toss the box or the wrapper; it’ll help form the robot of this kit. With a motor, joints, wheels and other accessories, once fully assembled this box robot can walk, hop, stomp or drive away.


  •  Contents: battery Case with motor, axels, joints, wheels, screw, a coloured body cover, coloured template for decoration and detailed instructions. Batteries not included.
  • Make Your Own Wind Chime & Trinket Box: Make your own crystallite wind chime and decorate it with multicolour beads. Use the crystal beads to make a keepsake trinket box. Hours of fun and creativity together. Hang it on the doors or windows to hear the wind chime.

  • Contents: butterfly-shaped plate, 1 trinket box, 7 bags of crystallite beads, 3 chimes, ribbon, glue and detailed instructions.
  • Dig Your Own Shark Tooth fossil : Excavate one of the deadliest weapons in nature: the shark tooth. Enjoy hours of scientific fun with this toy and make a necklace of your very own glow in dark shark tooth. This activity contains 2 glow-in-the-dark shark teeth embedded in plaster block with a specially designed digging tool and fabric cord. Knot instructions are included.

  •   Contents: Digging tool, fabric cord and a plaster egg with embedded glow in dark shark tooth and detailed instructions.

MYO Sand Art Bottle Replicas: Make your own artwork to decorate the glass bottle. Use your creativity and have fun colouring the art template. Fill the bottles with coloured sand and pump up your room decor.


 Contents: Glass bottles, Glass paints, PVC sheet, Artwork Template

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ALL-IN-ONE KIT

(5-8 years old)

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ART & CRAFT KIT

(5-8 years old)

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SCIENCE & TECH. KIT

(5-8 years old)

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COMBINATION KIT

(5-8 years old)

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What's in the August Kit for Kids Aged 8 to 12?

  • Build Your Own Solar Metal Racer: Educational, It's a great robotic kit for the kids or adults with curious minds :)Teaches about forms of alternative energy in a easy-to-use science kit. The kit comes with clear instructions with easy assembly, parts snap together. Surprising Speed-This little racer harnesses rays of light and transforms it into energy by using a high performance engine that is powered by the sun.

    Contents: Motor, Voltaic cell, small and long axel, metal frame and other body parts with detailed instructions



  • Make Your Own Wind Chime & Trinket Box: Make your own crystallite wind chime and decorate it with multicolour beads. Use the crystal beads to make a keepsake trinket box. Hours of fun and creativity together. Hang it on the doors or windows to hear the wind chime.

  • Contents: butterfly-shaped plate, 1 trinket box, 7 bags of crystallite beads, 3 chimes, ribbon, glue and detailed instructions.
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  • Dig Your Own Shark Tooth fossil : Excavate one of the deadliest weapons in nature: the shark tooth. Enjoy hours of scientific fun with this toy and make a necklace of your very own glow in dark shark tooth. This activity contains 2 glow-in-the-dark shark teeth embedded in plaster block with a specially designed digging tool and fabric cord. Knot instructions are included.

  • Contents: Digging tool, fabric cord and a plaster egg with embedded glow in dark shark tooth and detailed instructions.
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  •  MYO Sand Art Bottle Replicas: Make your own artwork to decorate the glass bottle. Use your creativity and have fun colouring the art template. Fill the bottles with coloured sand and pump up your room decor.


    Contents: Glass bottles, Glass paints, PVC sheet, Artwork Template
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Gift these awesome kits to a Friend's child or Subscribe to a Monthly Plan and Save $$

ALL-IN-ONE KIT

(8-12 years old)

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ART & CRAFT KIT

(8-12 years old)

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SCIENCE & TECH. KIT

(8-12 years old)

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COMBINATION KIT

(8-12 years old)

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