2015 Celebrating 70 Years of CBCA Book Weeks


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Cabra College Book Week 2015 gets off to a great start this week with many activities for both staff and students. Today (Sunday) 15 dedicated writers and illustrators are writing a book in a day. This annual competition is run to raise money and support The Kids Cancer Project. 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Week and the theme this year is, “Books Light Up Our World”. Be sure to drop down to either library to borrow a great book to light up your world this week.

Years 6-8, remember this Wednesday is Book Week Dress-Up day. What book or character lights up your world?

Check out the links below for the list of Children’s Book Council of Australia Books of the Year for 2015

Books Light up Our World Fiction List

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Book Week 2014 Celebrated This Week at Cabra


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Cabra College Book Week 2014 got off to a great start this week with many activities for both staff and students. Each morning students have had a two question quiz and we’ve been displaying Book Week posters created by staff representing their favourite films that were adapted from books.

As is traditional staff were treated to an excellent Book Week Morning Tea in the Senior School Library. Some of the best dressed staff were photographed joining in with the 2014 Book Week theme, ‘Connect to Reading’.

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Author Richard Harland to Visit Cabra


Author BioAcclaimed author Richard Harland will once again visit Cabra College this Thursday 14th November for a series of talks, to promote his new novel, Song of the Slums. Harland is the author more than a dozen books including the Steampunk novels Worldshaker and Liberator. His new book Song of the Slums is once again set in the alternative historical fantasy world of Steampunk.

Richard’s novels and stories have won 6 Aurealis Awards and two French prizes, the Tam Tam Je Bouquine Award and the Prix Lucioles. Worldshaker was shortlisted for the NSW Premiers Literary Award, the Inky Award, and was adopted as a recommended school text by Queensland Education in 2012

Richard will visit Cabra College on Thursday 14th November. Signed copies of his books will be available for purchase at a mere $15. Please see Mr Bull in the Senior Library or Miss SB in the Middle School Library for details.

Check out the Richard Harland Links below for more info on the author.

Complete Bibliography of the author’s work.

Other Steampunk Novels to Consider

Steampunk Overview

Book Week 2013 Celebrations


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Cabra College Book Week 2013 got off to a great start this week with many activities for both staff and students. Each morning students have had a five question quiz and we’ve had some very inventive bookmark competition entries. Year 8 Black presented themselves as a huge human walking, talking bookmark. Each member of the class stepped forward to recite a quote from a book of their choice, identifying the title and the author. All due credit to Miss Becker for the idea and the execution.

Today staff were treated to an excellent Book Week Morning Tea in the Senior School Library. Some of the best dressed staff were photographed getting into the spirit of the 2013 Book Week theme, Read Around the Universe.

Check out the links below for the list of Children’s Book Council of Australia Books of the Year for 2013

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/national/childrens-book-of-the-year-winners-named/story-e6frfku9-1226698399598

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/culture/2013-08/16/c_132637195.htm

Acclaimed Author Michael Gerard Bauer’s Cabra Visit


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On Monday 29th July acclaimed Brisbane author Michael Gerard Bauer visited Cabra College. To help us celebrate Book Week for 2013 he addressed several hundred students from Years 6-8 during lively and supremely amusing talks in St. Dominic’s Hall and the Dance Studio.

Bauer, author of many books for children and young adults is perhaps best known for his school days saga which begins with the irrepressible Don’t Call Me Ishmael. This perennially popular series charts the fortunes of Ishmael Leseur as he starts Year 9 at the all Boys’ school St Daniels. The author held his young audience spellbound with his tales of how ordinary people and events are transformed into stories for all to share.

A former English and Economics teacher, Michael Gerard Bauer knows his audience well and whether writing or speaking our students found it easy to relate to his often hilarious anecdotes. Bauer’s books are published by Omnibus Books an imprint of Scholastic. For a full list of the author’s books click here.

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Website of the Week: Children’s Book Sequels


children's book sequels This week’s Website of the Week is Children’s Book Sequels. A truly useful site that allows you to search for and identify the sequel to many novels and the next book in the series. The database is searchable by Title, Author and Series Title. It contains an enormous selection of children’s and young adult titles and authors. Check out our ever growing list of websites to help you choose your next favourite book. Just click here.