CBCA Children's Book Week

Each year, across Australia, The CBCA brings children and books together celebrating Children’s Book Week. During this time Schools, Libraries, Booksellers, Authors, Illustrators and children celebrate Australian Children's Literature.

During this time you will often see Children's Book Character Parades and talented librarians creating amazing displays. 

Generally,  the Book of the Year winner's announcement is always the third Friday in August, and Children's Book Week commences the following day and runs from Saturday to Sunday.

Please note that the use of the CBCA Book Week Image is subject to copyright. It may be used by schools and libraries to promote book week activities. Commercial organisations are required to apply to use it and fees may apply. Please use this form to apply.  

Future Book Week Theme and Dates

2017 Theme: Escape to Everywhere

2017 Dates: CBCA Children's Book Week will be 18 - 25 August

2018 Dates: CBCA Children's Book Week will be 17 - 24 August