CBCA Book Week
Each year since 1945 the CBCA has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children's authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians create colourful displays, develop activities, run competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading. You will often see parades with students dressed as their favourite book character.
CBCA Book Week 2021
Theme: Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds
Dates: Term 3: August 21-27
Artwork: Shaun Tan
IMPORTANT: THERE IS NO CHANGE TO CBCA BOOK WEEK DATES
CBCA Book Week 2022
Theme: Dreaming with eyes open...
Dates: August 20-26
Artwork: Jasmine Seymour
Watch the CBCA Book Week 2022 theme announcement on Youtube.
CBCA Book Week Resources
Click here for terrific free resources created by the CBCA and our partners to help you make the most of your CBCA Book Week celebrations.
Official CBCA Book Week Merchandise
The CBCA is a not-for-profit organisation that supports itself financially through the sale of a range of merchandise including CBCA Book Week merchandise and our iconic Book of the Year Award stickers. Head to our eStore to see our stunning 2021 CBCA Book Week range featuring original artwork by Shaun Tan. The range includes posters, bookmarks, bunting, badges and more.
CBCA Book Week Theme
CBCA Book Week has had a slogan since 1945. Until 1987 CBCA Branches had created their own posters to illustrate the themes and promote events. Since 1987 there has been a national theme which is chosen and voted on by the CBCA members. Artwork is developed by a winner of the previous year's CBCA Book of the Year Awards and used for CBCA Book Week promotional material and merchandise. Please note that the CBCA Book Week artwork is subject to copyright.
Click here to see a list of previous CBCA Book Week themes.