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The 2020 CBCA Shortlist is a treasure trove of the best Australian children's books published over the last year. In 2020 we are offering extra resources for the very first time, so you'll be able to dig deeper.

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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.

Shortlist Presentation

For the first time, as a result of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, we are announcing the Shortlist for 2020 by special video presentation.

The Shortlist 2020 presentation video is now available on our Youtube channel.

You can watch the presentation now.