Author Tony Wilson will be joining us to read one of his books and talk to us about writing!

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BOOK WEEK 2020

Curious Creatures, Wild Minds

WHAT'S HAPPENING

What's Happening?

 

Friday 16th - Dress Up Day!

Come dressed up as your favourite book character

Tuesday 20th 1:30pm - Monster Theatre Art Workshop 

Make a monster theatre scene, collage or sculpture with Arts Officer Lauren Simeoni at the Hospital School

Monday to Friday 10am- Livestreamed Book Readings

We're reading a different book each day in the Starlight Room. You can watch along in the Starlight Room OR on Starlight on Demand. After we finish reading we'll do an activity based on the book!

Monday to Friday 3pm - Book Week Games

Every afternoon we're playing games based on the books we've been reading. You can play along in the Starlight Room or on the Starlight on Demand stream to win some cool prizes!

MONDAY: TILLY

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Tilly’s found the perfect hiding place to keep her special treasures.  No one knows about it, not even her big brothers and sister, who know everything. But one day, something happens that Tilly could never have imagined…

Tune in on Monday at 10am to hear Captain Starlight read the story!

Activity: Make a Treasure Chest

Don't have a hiding place for your special treasure like Tilly? Not to worry! Our activity in the craft room will be making your own treasure box!

What treasures will you keep in your box?

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Game Show: Sink or Swim

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Tilly has let us borrow some of her treasures! We're going to see if her very special objects will sink or swim in our bucket of water!

Tune in at 3pm to play along get your answers in!

TUESDAY: WE'RE STUCK!

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When Turtle races into the lift of Building 24, 
there is a nod and a blink and a step to the side.


A grunt and a sigh and a lean to the right.
But what happens when the lift stops moving?
Crocodile has a meeting to get to.


And Giraffe has a doctor’s appointment.


And Turtle really, really needs to get to the shop.

Activity: What Can We Make With?

Today we're going to see what we can create using only:

1 Paper Plate

1 Wooden Peg

1 Toilet Roll

4 Pipe Cleaners

4 Patty Pans
 

Use your wild mind to create something truly epic! Then take a photo and send it through the chat box below!

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Game Show: Picture This?

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Can you guess what the animal is that the Captains have created out of craft?

Play along at 3pm to win some super cool prizes!

WEDNESDAY: LITTLE BIRDS DAY

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A simple, universal story of a day in the life of Little Bird as she sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon and dreams of flying among the stars.

Activity: Night Sky Splatter Painting

Make your own splatter paint night sky. Which animal will you have flying through your painting?

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Event Stream: Adam Briggs

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Join us for a very special stream with Adam Briggs!

He will be reading us his book 'Our Home, Our Heartbeat' 

THURSDAY: NOP

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Nop is a scruffy kind of bear. He sits on a dusty armchair in Oddmint's Dumporeum surrounded by the beaders, knitters, patchers and stitchers who are much too busy to talk to him. So he watches the litter tumble until, armed with a new bow tie, he has an idea that will change his life forever.

Tune in on Monday at 10am to hear Captain Starlight read the story!

Activity: Bow Tie Making

One of the best things about Book Week is getting to dress up as some of our favourite characters! 

In today's activity, we will make an outfit for our favourite toys! Create a bow tie for them or dress them up as a book character!

Take a photo and send it to us via the Chat Box to participate in our Virtual Book Week Parade happening all week!

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Game Show: Who's Behind the Door

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Can you guess which famous story book characters will be joining us in the Starlight Room today?

Tune in at 3pm to get your answers in!

FRIDAY: THREE

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One, two, three . . .One, two, three . . . 
Every day was a skip and a hop for Three. He was happy to walk from here to there, wherever his nose led or wherever his legs took him . . . all the way to new friends.

Tune in on Monday at 10am to hear Captain Starlight read the story!

Activity: Make a Map like Three

Make a map just like Three the dog from our book! It might be of a place you go to all the time: a park, the playground, your school. Or you could make up your own place to explore!

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Event Stream: Tony Wilson

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One of our favourite activities for Book Week is of course the Book Week Parade! Everyone gets dressed up as their favourite characters and shows off their costume!

We're having our own virtual Book Week Parade on Starlight on Demand and YOU can get involved!

All you have to do is dress up your favourite toy as a book character, or just make them look fancy!
Take a photo and send it to us via the chat box below or email through to Captain.Starlight@starlight.org.au and we'll upload it to our gallery below!

TEDDY BOOK WEEK PARADE

CAPTAIN STARLIGHT READS...

 
 
 
 

Captain Starlight LOVES reading books! Here are a few books being read out by Captain Starlights from around the country. 

Book Week

Book Week
Lemon The Llama By Giaan Rooney (Read Aloud)

Lemon The Llama By Giaan Rooney (Read Aloud)

06:48
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Ish By Peter H. Reynolds (Read Aloud)

Ish By Peter H. Reynolds (Read Aloud)

05:53
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The Eleventh Hour By Graeme Base (Read Aloud)

The Eleventh Hour By Graeme Base (Read Aloud)

13:23
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The Allergic Alpaca By Kiah Thomas (Read Aloud)

The Allergic Alpaca By Kiah Thomas (Read Aloud)

05:36
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Goldfish Ghost By Lemony Snicket (Read Aloud)

Goldfish Ghost By Lemony Snicket (Read Aloud)

04:31
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The Book With No Pictures By B. J. Novak (Read Aloud)

The Book With No Pictures By B. J. Novak (Read Aloud)

03:57
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The Unscary Book By Nick Bland (Read Aloud)

The Unscary Book By Nick Bland (Read Aloud)

03:53
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The Prince And The Pee By Chris Gormley (Read Aloud)

The Prince And The Pee By Chris Gormley (Read Aloud)

07:29
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The Day The Crayons Quit By Drew Daywalt And Oliver Jeffers (Read Aloud)

The Day The Crayons Quit By Drew Daywalt And Oliver Jeffers (Read Aloud)

10:35
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Too Many Cheeky Dogs By Dion Beasley (Read Aloud)

Too Many Cheeky Dogs By Dion Beasley (Read Aloud)

04:15
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Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus By Mo Willems (Read Aloud)

Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus By Mo Willems (Read Aloud)

02:33
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Going To The Footy By Debbie Coombes (Read Aloud)

Going To The Footy By Debbie Coombes (Read Aloud)

02:41
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My Kind By Eddie Betts (Read Aloud)

My Kind By Eddie Betts (Read Aloud)

04:18
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My Yellow Blanky By Sofie Laguna (Read Aloud)

My Yellow Blanky By Sofie Laguna (Read Aloud)

03:18
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Dogs Never Climb Trees By Lynley Dodd (Read Aloud)

Dogs Never Climb Trees By Lynley Dodd (Read Aloud)

03:43
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Green Eggs and Ham By Dr. Seuss (Read Aloud)

Green Eggs and Ham By Dr. Seuss (Read Aloud)

04:03
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Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas By Aaron Blabey (Read Aloud)

Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas By Aaron Blabey (Read Aloud)

02:44
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Captain Starlight Reads and Auslan Signs Thelma The Unicorn

Captain Starlight Reads and Auslan Signs Thelma The Unicorn

04:30
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There Is Something Weird In Santa's Beard By Chrissie Krebs (Read Aloud)

There Is Something Weird In Santa's Beard By Chrissie Krebs (Read Aloud)

06:03
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Captain Starlight Sings Five Speckled Frogs

Captain Starlight Sings Five Speckled Frogs

02:10
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How to Catch a Star By Oliver Jeffers (Read Aloud)

How to Catch a Star By Oliver Jeffers (Read Aloud)

04:57
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Dear Zoo By Rod Campbell (Read Aloud)

Dear Zoo By Rod Campbell (Read Aloud)

02:18
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Captain Starlight Tells The Dreaming Story Of Tiddalik The Frog

Captain Starlight Tells The Dreaming Story Of Tiddalik The Frog

04:28
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