The CBCA has a new outlook!
As part of our 70th year celebrations we have a fresh look which acknowledges our place in the Australian children's literary landscape.
Everyone needs books for the holidays!
A 'Great Holiday Book Swap’ will be held at The State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane
Thursday December 17 at 10.30am.
Swap or buy books for just a gold coin and help raise funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. There will be a story reading by the Hon Leeanne Enoch, Minister for Housing and Public Works, Science and Innovation, and poetry reading by Sam Wagan Watson. Bring as many books as you wish to swap (you might even like to inscribe the book with a message for the next reader). We will also have some new books which have been donated for the event. The funds raised will be used by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to buy new, targeted texts which are distributed to children in remote Indigenous communities. See Promotional flyer here.
There is now an updated awards policy and a 2017 judges' nomination form available.
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AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENTS 2016
The Children's Book Council is pleased to announce a slight change in the Awards announcement procedures for 2016. As most of you will know, next year is the 70th anniversary of the first award and in that time the way the awards are judged and announced has changed many times. That's what makes them dynamic, responsive to change and relevant.
Next year, immediately following the judges' meeting, we will announce our Notables (or long list, as other awards call such a list); at the CBCA conference in May, we will announce the Short List and then in August the winners and honour books will be announced. This will keep up the momentum of interest and excitement, give libraries and schools three points of focus and help to promote Australian children's literature across a number of months.
So, for your diaries:
Notables announcement April 18
Short List announcement May 20
Award Winners announcement August 19
Thank you all for your support of our work in promoting literature for young Australians.
Book of the Year Awards Winners - 2015
Congratulations to our latest Nan Chauncy Recipient
We are starting to publicise 2016 dates!!
Entry form and new eligibility conditions for the 2016 BOYA Awards NOW AVAILABLE.
CBCA ANNUAL REPORT
We are honoured to announce that the Governor-General, His Excellency the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) has agreed to become the patron of The Children's Book Council of Australia.
Sir Peter Cosgrove, His Excellency the Governor-General. Photo used with permission. (http://www.gg.gov.au/gg-bio-cosgrove)
Awards Foundation Benefactors