Welcome to the CBCA ACT

Announcing the CBCA Notables List for 2021

23 February 2021

The Children’s Book Council of Australia today kicked off its quest for Book of the Year by announcing the Notables List.

At the CBCA ACT Notables Night there was cheering and clinking of glasses to celebrate and congratulate listed creators and publishers.

We are particularly proud of our local Canberra Notables: Nicole Godwin, Tania McCartney, Gina Newton, Stephanie Owen Reeder and Rhian Williams.

Announcing the Book Week Theme for 2021

The sensational theme for 2021 is Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.


 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.