2016 Make Your Own Story Book

Make Your Own Story Book ACT CBCA (1)DO YOU LOVE STORY BOOKS? 



Opens 11 May 2016. Closes 26 August 2016.

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Previous Competitions

2015 Children’s Week Competition

ACTChildren'sWeekThe competition involved taking a photograph of a child with their favourite book that has children in the story. To accompany this photograph the child identified the book and explained why it is their favourite story.

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition.

The prizes of this competition were donated by the Children’s Book Council of Australia ACT Branch.


Children’s Week Competition Winners PDFSophia

Sophia – aged 3 (Home Care)

Name of Book: Nita Goes to Hospital

I choose this book because it is a hospital book. I like how they fix the broken leg in the book about Nita.



Aurora – aged 7 (Home School)

Name of Book: Five Children and It

I chose this book because it’s cool that it has wishes that go wrong in it and it has children in it! And there’s a creature that gives them wishes! Its name is the Psammead !!!!Maya


Maya – aged 8 (O’Connor Cooperative School)

Name of Book: Billy B Mysteries

I like Billy B Mysteries because it is about four detectives and together they have to work out mysteries. All the detectives in the books are children. I like how all four kids have to do all the detecting because it convinces me that I can too.


Titles of the children’s favourite books about children include:

  • Harry and the Bucket of Dinosaurs
  • The Floods – Top Gear
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • The Royal Diaries Cleopatra VII

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2015 Book Week Highlights Competition

The competition involved taking a photograph and writing how the group celebrated Book Week.

The Children’s Book Council of Australia ACT Branch would like thank all of the participants for entering our 2015 Book Week Highlights Competition.

Thank you to our prize sponsor Harry Hartog Bookseller, Woden.HARRY_HARTOG-LOGO


Book Week Highlights Competition Winners PDF

Brindabella Christian CollegeBCCMed

For Book Week we encouraged the whole College from Preschool through to Year 12 to dress up as a Book Character. We were overwhelmed by the response and the level of excitement demonstrated by students and staff.


Hughes PreschoolHugesPreschoolMed

The Hughes Preschoolers celebrated Book Week 2015 by becoming published authors and illustrators. Together they wrote and illustrated two amazing stories, which were then printed into a book. They then hosted a fabulous book launch for family and friends, including a book signing and fairy bread, of course.

Rosary Primary SchoolRosaryPSMed

Book Week entailed a Scholastic Bookfair all week. On the Friday we ALL came dressed as a character from the book we brought along for the day to share. I organized multi-age groupings (K-6) to share a previous Short-Listed Picture Book and also create fireflies attracted to the spotlight of Books Lighting Up Our World. Each fly had a book character on the jacket! We are doing a Guess the Teacher Competition and book prize next week.


Book Week Highlights Competition Entries PDF

Chapman PrimaryChapmanMed

Chapman Primary has really enjoyed celebrating all things to do with reading during our annual Awesome August – Book Fair, Cartooning Workshops, The Great Book Swap and an exciting Special ‘Dress As Your Favourite Character’ Book Week Assembly – our Mr Campbell really led our ‘Dorothy’ characters with grace and poise!


Marist CollegeMaristCollegeMed

Our Year 11 library course students helped create several displays for the senior school library and presented a video they made (highlighting the favourite books of staff and students) to a Year 5 class. They led the class in an activity to create paper lanterns of favourite books.





Giralang Primary SchoolGiralangPSMed

Giralang Primary students enjoyed Book Week 2015 by dressing up as their favourite book character – Our teachers did too! We held a whole school assembly to show off our costumes. Book Week was our chance to ‘light up’ our imaginations and explore our favourite stories and characters together.


Sacred Heart Primary SchoolSacredHeartMed

Sacred Heart celebrated Book Week in style. An exhibition of the “Book Week” inspired artwork was  displayed in Centre Court at Westfield Woden. It attracted a diverse audience of Sacred Heart families, staff, former students and the general public. The quality of student work ensured that the display was amazing.



St Clare of Assisi Primary SchoolSCAMed

SCA celebrated Book Week 2015 in style. We began with family reading each morning in the library, a Book Fair to promote the importance of reading, celebrity reading each recess with our wonderful teachers, the fortnight’s homework based on their book week character dress up ensured maximum participation, colouring, craft, bookmarks and find a words at lunchtime, peer support led by our excellent Year 6 students based on ‘Thelma the Unicorn’, a literature based assembly led by our Year 3 students and it all culminated in a glorious dress up day on the Friday. We had such a busy and enriching week where we celebrated reading in all it’s forms. Great work SCA!

St Gregory’s Lowe Street Campus, QueanbeyanStGregsMed

Such an exciting week for our students! We celebrated with a book parade, shared best books, created amazing shortlisted artwork and theme displays. We became fascinated with light. Kinder and Year One students made the parts to this display and even came in their breaks to add more!
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