BOOK WEEK: Curious Creatures

Curious Creatures Wild Minds: CBCA Book Week 2020 – 17-23 October

The CBCA run Book Week every year celebrating outstanding Australian children’s authors and illustrators. A shortlist is announced in April and winners announced in Book Week. You can see the full list here

At Academy will be running two competitions online to celebrate Book Week this year.

Curious creatures Quiz: Follow us on Facebook for all the clues and Quiz details!

Create your own curious creature: Let your creativity take over.

Draw, create, sew or sculpt your very own curious creature as part of the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s – Wild Minds Book Week 17–23 October 2020. Simply create a creature and place it in your window or garden, take a photo, and send it in. You’ll be in the running to win a $50 Dymocks voucher and a pack of books, as well as a range of runner-up prizes.

Check out this for ideas on how to draw your own Curious Creature – you even make a 3D model! We are also privileged to have our own ‘Curious Creature’ creator, Alumnae Ivan Jeldres. Watch out for our interview with this very talented Academy graduate on Facebook!


Artist: Ivan Jeldres