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PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST  

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COMPETITION 

DRAWING

To Celebrate the CBCA's Book Week 2021 and Shortlisted book "Ellie's Dragon" By Bob Graham. Shellharbour City Libraries is giving you the chance to win these ultimate prize packs. There will be two age categories, including ages 3-5 years and 6-9 years. The younger age group will be in the running to win a dragon scratchboard kit and "Dragon Post" written by Emma Yarlett.

The older age group prize is a dragon paint by numbers kit and the "Dragon Post" book.

 

All you need to do is draw a picture of your imaginary friend and send it to us but clicking on the submit button below. You will need to add your name, your child's name and age and a phone number so we can contact you for further details if you are the lucky winners!

Terms & Conditions: 

  • Children must be within the required age groups

  • This competition is open to Shellharbour Residents only

  • One entry per child

  • Competition closes on Friday 27 August at 5:00pm

  • Winner will be drawn on Tuesday 7 September 

 
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GALLERY OF ENTRIES

April (6) Pig the Blob
April (6) Pig the Blob

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Harry (9) Sherriff Brown
Harry (9) Sherriff Brown

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Oliver (5)
Oliver (5)

Fire dog

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April (6) Pig the Blob
April (6) Pig the Blob

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Story Time. Any Time!

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By Bob Graham


When Ellie is very little, she finds a newborn dragon fresh from the egg on a supermarket shelf, and calls him Scratch. He is quite the sweetest thing she has ever seen! From that day on, Ellie and Scratch do everything together. Ellie's mum and her teacher can’t see her fiery friend, but all her friends can – and, over the years, Ellie's dragon grows to be big, house-trained, and very affectionate. And Ellie is growing, too... A moving story about the wonders of imagination and the nature of growing up from one of Australia’s most revered bookmakers.

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By Freya Blackwood

Jules and George are the same in every way.

It is quite impossible to tell them apart.

Like all twins, Jules and George do everything together. But after a long, hot day at the beach, even twins sometimes disagree ...

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Story Time. Any Time!

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 PIGGY    

PLANT

HOLDER 

Brighten up your pot plant by making your very own piggy pot plant holder. All you need is a few household items and you will be happy as a pig in mud. 

HINT: This piggy plant holder can also be used as a piggy pen holder. 

CHILDREN ENGAGE IN SENSORY MOTOR SKILLS

 

PUZZLE   

TIME

Try your hand at this digital puzzle. Simply use your mouse to drag the puzzle pieces into place. 

The puzzle picture is the cover of CBCA Book Week shortlisted book "The Unwilling Twin" Written and Illustrated by Freya Blackwood and published by Harper Collins Australia.

 

 

CHILDREN PERSIST WHEN FACED WITH CHALLENGES 

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Story Time. Any Time!

By Gabriel Evans

Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery?
Or is it just annoying?
This irresistible read-aloud helps children deal with the sensitive topics of conformity, individuality and belonging in an accessible, kid-friendly way.
Whether you’re more like Norton or the bear, this story will show you that there’s room for all kinds of creative expression.

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PRETEND

PLAY 

Norton and Bear love to play dress up games. Well, Bear loves to dress like Norton. Explore your wardrobe, or you can ask a parent or carer for old clothes from their wardrobe and let your imagination run wild. You can even use things from around the house, like using a pillowcase for a scarf. The sky is the limit. 

CHILDREN EXPLORE IDEAS USING IMAGINATION, CREATIVITY AND PLAY

MATCHING   

GAME 

In the story Norton and the Bear. Bear copies Norton by wearing matching clothes. Print out the memory card template below and around each card. Shuffle the cards and place them face down on the floor in rows of four. Choose and flip cards until you find a match.   

CHILDREN PARTICIPATE WITH OTHERS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS

 

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