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2022 Calendar


2022 Readers Cup is now open for registrations

The popular Readers Cup is on again this year. It's where school teams come together to challenge their knowledge of books. Teams read a set of books, and then compete with other school teams to answer quiz questions from the books.

Readers Cup challenges students to read widely, work collaboratively in a team and continue developing a love of reading.

Register by 27 August.


The count down is on for the 2022 Book Week Announcement

Winning and Honour books will be announced by CBCA National. Then enjoy watching our local primary and high school student Shadow Judges present their creative piece based on their category of books.

It's on Friday 19 August at 11.30am at the National Library of Australia. Please register by 17 August.


CBCA Book Week Launch Dinner

Members and non-members are invited to a fun, friendly get-together the evening before the ‘big announcement’.

Enjoy a relaxed dinner in the company of bookish people and books, then sit back as Harry Laing entertains us with some wildly original poetry. Purchase books from The Book Cow, and one to donate to the CBCA’s annual Christmas Book Appeal. There may be a book launch or two to celebrate as well!

Also happy to confirm Vic CBCA member and author, Anna Battese will join us to share news of the second story in her junior fiction series, PD McPem’s Agency for Mysterious Mysteries. Yay!

Register by 14 August to secure your spot at Olims Hotel on Thursday 18 August. 


CBCA Sun Project - Shadow Judging

June 2022

Shadow Judging 2022 is underway. To check it out, drop into the CBCA Shadow Judging website to hear what young voices are saying about the 2022 CBCA Book of the Year Award Shortlist.


CBCA eStore - where Book Week begins…

The CBCA's 2022 "Dreaming with eye's open..." range of CBCA Book Week products are now available via the CBCA eStore. This year all your favourites return accompanied by new bespoke, made-to-order installation art!


Members' Recent Books


We Are Australians - Jandamarra Cadd


 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.