• CBCA Book of the Year Notables 2017 announced !

    The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) today announced the list of Notable Books (also known as the Long List) for the 2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.


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  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2016

    Congratulations to all our winners!

    The Children’s Book Council of Australia has announced the prestigious 2016 CBCA Book of the Year Awards, recognising the depth of talent in Australian children’s literature.

    Professor Margot Hillel, Chair of the CBCA National Board says, “It’s wonderful for our much-loved authors and illustrators to be acknowledged for their work, and we’re thrilled to see new writers in the mix across all categories.”


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.