• Announcing the CBCA 2020 Shortlist!

    Watch the 2020 CBCA Shortlist presentation on our YouTube channel 


  • CBCA Book Week Postponed

    CBCA Book Week 2020 will be postponed until Term 4, 2020, at a date to be announced very soon.
    This will apply in 2020 only, recognising the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    We have made this decision taking into account all of our stakeholders: our members including schools and libraries, the creator community and the publishing and bookselling industries.
    The CBCA is committed to remaining relevant and dynamic in a very challenging business, arts and community environment. We will embrace every opportunity to continue our work celebrating Australian children's literature and supporting our stakeholders to do this.


  • Entries for the 2021 Book of the Year Awards Now Open

    Entries for the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards are open and will remain open, despite the current very difficult circumstances.


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 annoucing 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.