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Christopher Brennan Library: Book Week 2019

Where's Wally Instagram Photo Booth

Pop by the CBL Photo Booth during Book Week. Dress up in the Where's Wally costume and hold the Instagram frame. Snap a photo with our Instax Mini and take home your photo. 

Library Survey

Students are encouraged to complete the CBL Feedback Survey on library resources and services. 

Picture Book of the Year Shortlist

Book Week 2019 - Reading is my Secret Power

Writing Competition

Students are encouraged to enter the CBL Book Week Creative Writing Competition.

Use this image as inspiration and write a piece of creative writing on the theme "Reading is my Secret Power".

Entries can be emailed through to by Friday 23rd August.

Wide Reading Activity


During Book Week Wide Reading classes will begin their reading period with a Book Quiz incorporating this year's theme, Reading is my Secret Power. 

Book Trailer Competition

The library is running a Book Trailer Competition as part of this year's Book Week celebrations. To enter, create a book trailer for a YA book. The length of the book trailer should be between 45 and 90 seconds. Email entries to Competition closes midnight Friday 23rd August 2019.

The following resources may assist you in completing this task.

Below is an example of a Book Trailer for 400 Minutes of Danger by Jack Heath.

Black Cockatoo by Carl Merrison & Hustler Hakea


Students from SIEP will listen to a reading of Black Cockatoo by Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler. Students will identify an animal as their totem and outline the characteristics of their personality that are reflected in their totem. They will complete the task by drawing a picture of themselves with or as their totem.


The Christopher Brennan Library will be holding Workshops for staff and students during Book Week. Click here to sign up to a workshop on Canva, Referencing, Using Clickview for Teaching and Learning, Audio & eBooks, or Databases.

This Book Changed My Life

In six words, Year 12 students are asked to complete the statement "This book changed my life because..."  Keep an eye out around the college for their responses.

Book of the Year Shortlist - Older Readers