Imagination drives creativity and innovation. It allows us to envision and escape to worlds beyond our own, to times other than the here and now. It turns boxes into racing cars, dining chairs and blankets into pirate forts, and dress-ups into sweeping ball gowns. Imagination is behind every fairy tale and picture book we cherish from our childhoods.
In a CBCA first the official Judges' Presentation on the 2017 Book of the Year Awards Short List is available to Members via an online platform.
As a tribute to Narelle Oliver’s significant contribution to children’s literature, the CBCA is currently conducting a special fundraising campaign for her name to be listed in memoriam as a contributor to the CBCA Awards Foundation.
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.