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20th anniversary Diary of a Wombat 20c Coin now available

The much anticipated 2023 Royal Australian Mint special limited edition coin is now available for purchase on the CBCA EStore.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the acclaimed and adored children's picture book, "Diary of a Wombat" written by Jackie French and brought to life with Bruce Whatley's masterful hand, this full-colour, 20 cent coin, is a definite keepsake. Stock is limited, especially now that the Mint has a lot of serious coin making to do. So don't be the only one left standing in front of a wishing well with a silver coin that CAN be thrown in!

Great presents for children and grandchildren, collectors, and lovers of Mothball.

Jump across to our online store and grab a collector coin today!

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2022 CBCA Book of the Year Awards announcement



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The CBCA is thrilled to announce the CBCA Book Week theme for 2023.

Brought to you with the illustrative talent of Matt Ottley, the artist behind the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year Picture of the Year, "How to Make a Bird", written by Meg McKinlay, and published by Walker Books Australia.

Shadowers' Choice Awards Announcement




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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:

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.