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Entries for the 2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards close 30 November 2019. Awards information and the entry form can be found on the CBCA national website here.
AWARDS FOUNDATION SILENT AUCTION
Over twenty of our special CBCA illustrated bears have already found homes and they are treasured possessions. We now have a bear available designed by Dub Leffler, illustrator of ’Sorry Day’, which won the Eve Pownall award in the 2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards. The closing date for bids is 30 November. This would be a fabulous Christmas present! Check HERE for more information about the special bear and how to bid on it.
Special Campaign: Remembering Christobel Mattingley AM
In recognition of Christobel Mattingley's contribution to children's literature, the CBCA aims to raise $5000 so that her name can be listed as a Major Donor, in memoriam, to the CBCA Awards Foundation. This Foundation contributes to funding prizes for the annual CBCA Book of the Year Awards.
IBBY Australia Announces 2020 Honour Books
IBBY Australia proudly announces its selection of two books to be included in the biennial IBBY Honour List for 2020.
Our 13th National Conference, was held in beautiful Canberra in 2019.
The rich and varied program of ‘And Now They’re Laughing’ highlighted the outstanding contribution made by writers of humour to Australian children’s literature and to children’s literacy – and much more.