CBCA Recognises Margaret Wild with a Lifetime Achievement Award

A rousing applause from Canberra's 14th National CBCA Conference as a literary great is aknowledged

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The third CBCA Lifetime Achievement Award has been presented to Margaret Wild in Canberra at the gala dinner as part of the 14th National CBCA Conference, to rousing applause.

Margaret is one of Australia's most highly respected picture-book writers whose award-winning children's books are loved by children all over the world. She has published over seventy picture books and assured those in attendance at the dinner that she's not done yet.

Read more about the wide and varied role that Margaret has played in the Australian Children's book industry across on our Lifetime Achievement Awards page.

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Shadow Judging 2022

Our new Shadow Judging website is live and looks amazing! Check it out at https://shadowjudging.cbca.org.au/.

Our Shadow Judging groups are busy reading and discussing the 2022 CBCA Shortlist books. In the coming months they will fill the website with their Creative Responses…

We wish our readers many imaginative hours ahead!

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CBCA and Booktopia partnership

As part of the 14th National Conference, Gold Sponsor booktopia are supporting the CBCA by returning 7.5% of sales made when you click through from any of the booktopia affiliate links on our site. So even if you aren't in Canberra, in person this weekend, you can still be a part of a bookshelf "top-up" and help raise funds for the CBCA.

Anywhere you see the Booktopia symbol Booktopia icon on the website you can click through to the Booktopia Bookstore and add your book of interest to your cart.

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2022 FFLL Symposium


13 leading like-minded associations join together under a single "umbrella" to advocate for the power and pleasure of literature in the development of literacy. Commencing June 8 and concluding mid November 2022 (then every couple of weeks in term time) you can join with the CBCA and a host of others sharing a series of free online presentations.

If you love a good story, register for these free sessions and join us as we share the joy and wonder with future generations

Program dates, details and registration can be found at the Foundation For Learning and Literacy's Symposium website: https://foundationforlearningandliteracy.info/symp-home/

Book of the Year 2022 - Shortlist Announcement

As we move towards June, our celebrations for our 2022 CBCA Shortlist winners continues as we bring you personal snippets from the talented authors and illlustrators whose works feature in the rich list of books. Watch our social media channels for interviews, videos and artwork that will take us into the creative minds behind these winning books. Jump across to our Shortlist Page to download the list of winning titles or find out more about each entry.

You can watch our special 2022 CBCA Shortlist Book of the Year Awards announcement on the CBCA YouTube channel

Yearly Planner

Get your young people to read great Australian books all year round with our brand new CBCA Yearly Planner. Featuring beautiful artwork by award-winning illustrator Jasmine Seymour, it includes:

  • double page weekly planner
  • recording sheets for student information, professional records, websites and passwords etc
  • printable CBCA Shortlist posters
  • poetry resources.

Book lists for:

  • the 2022 ‘Dreaming with eyes open’ theme
  • significant and special days ie ANZAC Day, NAIDOC Week etc
  • different ages
  • non-fiction
  • all the previous CBCA winners.

Buy your copy now on the CBCA eStore

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Book Week merchandise

NEW! 2022 CBCA Catalogue

Something for every budget including the must-buy ‘Book Week in a Tube’ and an exquisite new Artisan Range, plus all your favourites. 

Create your wish list and be ready for the eStore opening.

Check out our 2022 CBCA catalogue (MP4) now!

2022 CBCA catalogue (PDF)

About the CBCA

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.