Our popular resources for this year’s Children’s Book Week are ready for your classroom, library or early learning centre, making reading and learning fun for kids of all ages! 

Non-subscribers can follow links below to download free resources for primary teachers, librarians and early years educators. Active Story Box Library subscribers can download activities on our Resources page.

Find shortlisted books on Story Box Library in the Picture Book, New Illustrator, Early Childhood and Eve Pownall categories for the Children's Book of the Year Awards, with diverse and dynamic storytellers bringing these popular titles to life, ready to engage young minds and let imaginations fly! Explore CBCA 2023 shortlisted stories on Story Box Library here.

Download promotional tiles for 2023 Children's Book Week here.

Activity Cards & Story Response Templates - for lower, middle & upper primary

A range of Activity Cards with Story Response Templates for shortlisted titles, designed for A4 printing.

This resource includes a range of short book response tasks that provide students with creative and engaging opportunities to explore, analyse and connect with the themes, characters, language and literary features of Story Box Library’s 2023 shortlisted stories.

Each response task includes a printable template which students can use to record their responses in.


Story Hunt - for younger learners

Designed for A4 or A3 printing, suitable for early years learning and to be integrated into public library programming for 2023 Children’s Book Week. Includes QR codes linked to shortlisted stories on Story Box Library. 

Can you complete the scavenger hunt? Watch the stories and answer questions along the way.


‘Read, Grow, Inspire’ Board Game - for younger learners

Designed for A4 or A3 printing, and includes board game, question cards and QR codes linked to shortlisted stories on Story Box Library.

Help Edna reach Boris at the end of the board, by answering the story questions along the way. Soon they'll be enjoying stories together!


Reading & Activity Challenge

Encourage young children to go beyond the books with our 2023 Children’s Book Week reading & activity challenge. Participate in four easy steps:

  1. Watch the story read.

  2. Play with games.

  3. Learn more with activities.

  4. Borrow and discover more!

Resources include reading checklist, bookmarks, certificate of completion and more.


Watch our all-star event for Children’s Book Week!

Hosted by Story Box Library’s Creative Director, Netti Wagner, Children’s Book Week: “More than costumes!” brought fantastic presenters together to show teachers, librarians and early childhood educators how to engage young children in reading and creativity, with special guests:

  • Jane Moore, Deputy Chair at CBCA

  • Karen Rogers, Literacy Leader at PETAA

  • Tania Di Berardino, Artist & Educator at Zart Art

  • Nina Perkinson, Education Resource Developer at Story Box Library

Active Story Box Library subscribers can watch the event via our Resources page here.

Watch the event

Download our event presentation slides here.