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It's time...membership rates will increase in 2024

Renew your CBCA membership before December 2023 and you only pay 2023 rates. 

For full details and a special note for school members, 


CBCA Christmas Lunch and 2024 Planning Meeting

All CBCA ACT Branch members are invited to join the ACT Committee. Help us plan 2024.

Share some Christmas cheer. On Sat 18 November 2023.


Christmas Book Giving - If you are interested in receiving books for children in your care...

Books can make a difference

“My two-year-old daughter has completely fallen in love with a book called 10 Play Hide and Seek that was donated to Inanna at Christmas. She has almost memorised the whole story and reads it to me, instead of me to her.”

 Mary from Inanna Crisis Service

“Many [children] asked how much the books were and when they were told they were free to anyone who like stories, we saw their little faces light up and hands were busy flicking through the chosen book!” 

Patricia (Case Manager)

“Everyone I gave a book to really loved it.” Rachel (Case Manager)

“I have found that books are a fabulous bonding tool for families and a wonderful distraction for when things aren't going well.”

Patricia (Case Manager)

“A little girl in one family I support has been taking her book everywhere she has been. She is normally quite boisterous, but when she is reading she has become very focused and settled.” Heidi (Case Manager)

If you are interested in receiving books for children in your care

The time has come for the ACT Branch to supply new children’s books once again for underprivileged children. Each year the Book Council collects and distributes over 1000 donated new books for children so that they have their very own book for Christmas.

Please find the following link for you to provide details about your service and request the required books for children in your care and associated with your organisation.


To find out about the history of CBCA ACT's Christmas Book Giving, Read more...

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 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.