Eight students from Nicholson Street PS in Balmain, all aged 11 to 12, and in their last year of primary school, volunteered to participate in the Shadow Judging trial, as an extra-curricular activity. Each student read all the CBCA Book of the Year 2021 Younger Readers Shortlist, over seven weeks beginning late in June, andContinue reading “Behind the Scenes at Nicholson Street”
We are thankful for the extension to our submissions for the Shadow Judging. Here is a brief account of our experience and a few photos … We have loved exploring the amazing literature as part of our flexible and remote learning and having the pressure eased off should hopefully enable us to delve deeper intoContinue reading “Leigh Hobbs workshop …”
A quirky reflection on life …. From SA’s Flying Thoughts films.
South Australian author, Katrina Germein is giving a short review of This Small Blue Dot by Zeno Sworder which has been nominated in New Illustrator Award Category.
We have had a few requests for tips about what worked in our first trial last year. The Storybox access worked a treat with our younger readers and that’s a great resource in 2021 too. Access to enough copies of the texts was a problem during lockdown and we hope we have addressed that thisContinue reading “Tips for Shadow Judges”
The 2021 CBCA Judges’ talks videos are now available via the CBCA homepage. I’m sorry we can’t link to them directly as they are available as one of the perks of membership of the CBCA. Log in here. If you need to renew your membership pick the 2021 Membership rate that best meets your need:Continue reading “Judges’ Talks online”
Hello to our Shadow Judges for 2021! You will shortly receive the first of a fortnightly Shadow Judging Bulletin which is being sent to the judging groups to share communication about the program. Here’s a snapshot from it. The shortlisted books have been dispatched to your school or library and you will be notified if some titlesContinue reading “Shadow Judging Bulletin”
The CBCA Shadow Judging program welcomes the first two NSW schools taking part in this year’s trial, with St Georges Basin Public School and McCallums Hill Public School confirmed starters. St Georges Basin PS will be reviewing the Picture Book category and McCallums Hill PS will focus on Early Childhood titles. We look forward to theContinue reading “A big VIC welcome to our NSW schools”