Children's Book Week
Curious Creatures, Wild Minds
October 17 - 23 2020
Book Week celebrates the joy of reading and recognises the work of quality Australian authors and illustrators.
The Winners have been announced! Find them here or check out the CBCA website for the winners and shortlist. Congratulations to Winners and Honours. Special mention to the wonderful Sami Bayly for her Honours in the Eve Pownall Information Category. Find out more about this talented author and illustrator below.
Download the Book Week Curious Creature poster and colour it in for your chance to win a signed copy of The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals.
Sami Bayly will judge the competition, prizes will be awarded in two age categories - Under 7 and Ages 7 and over. Entries close Monday 26 October and can be submitted to any library branch, scanned and sent to [email protected] or take a photo and message it to 0439 943 530.
Showcasing Sami Bayly
Sami Bayly is a Newcastle based natural history author and illustrator, who loves to illustrate any animal that can be defined as weird, wonderful or even ugly!
She has released two books, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals and The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals. Ugly Animals has taken home Honours in the CBCA Eve Pownall Award.
Learn how to draw a blob fish and a puffer fish with Sami in this wonderful online tutorial filmed at East Maitland Library.
Curious Creature Activities
Make your own folding, chomping, changing Curious Creature Book Marks
Colour in a Curious Creature Poster
Craft Ideas eBook