• CBCA Launches Merchandise Range on Redbubble

    We are excited to announce the launch of our very first merchandise range on Redbubble.

    Our first collection features Freya Blackwood's beautiful 'Escape to Everywhere' artwork from our 2017 CBCA Children's Book Week theme poster.

    The range includes posters, hardcover journals, tote bags, travel mugs and much more. These would make lovely Christmas gifts for teachers, librarians or anyone who loves Freya’s artwork. Please browse the full range here.

    We look forward to releasing new collections in the future and sharing a diverse range of artwork by some of Australia’s most celebrated children’s book creators and illustrators. 


  • CBCA Partners with Echelon Productions

    The CBCA is delighted to announce a partnership with Echelon Productions, operator of Perform! Educational Musicals.


  • Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program

    The CBCA Victorian Branch is delighted to announce that with the assistance of The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund submissions for the Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program are now open.


Established in 1945, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.

The CBCA presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature.

In 2015, the CBCA celebrated 70 years of enjoying and promoting the best of Australian literature for children and young people.