• CBCA Awards Lifetime Achievement Award to Paul Jennings AM

    The CBCA presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Australian children's author Paul Jennings AM on Saturday 1 June 2019 at the CBCA 13th National Conference 'And Now They're Laughing!' in Canberra.
    The CBCA Lifetime Achievement Award recognises a long-standing contribution by an Australian citizen to Australian children’s books and a lifetime commitment to Australian readers.
    Link to Award Citation written by Margaret Hamilton AM


  • Announcing the 2019 Short List!

    Dangerous sea journeys, the secret of happiness from Australian prisoners of war and the YolÅ‹u birds of Arnhem Land have all made the Short List of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards, announced today.


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.