2021 Readers Cup - Year 5/6 Competition
Teams of four students together read a set of books, and then compete with other school teams to answer quiz questions from the books. Readers Cup competitions challenge students to read widely, work collaboratively in a team and continue developing a love of reading.
More details are available on the 2021 Readers Cup Entry Form.
Registration closes: 30 August 2021
CBCA ACT Members - Free
Non-members - $44 per team
Students start reading: 6 September 2021
When: 20 October 2021 5-8pm (please arrive 15 minutes early)
Where: Radford College, Mulford Junior School, RA Young Hall
CBCA 2021 Book of the Year Announcement Ceremony - COVID CANCELLED
Due to Canberra going into lockdown, sadly we've had to cancel this event. Please see our home page for details of CBCA NSW's online event on the same date.
Watch children perform, meet local authors and illustrators, while perusing the display of Shortlisted books.
Announcement at midday.
When: Friday 20 August 11.30am-12.30pm
Where: Theatre, National Library
And the Winner could Be...
Come and learn about the possible Winners and Honour Books for the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.
When: Wednesday 16 June 2021, 6.30pm-9.00pm
Where: ALIA House, Napier Close, Deakin
Teachers: Certificates provided for teacher identified Professional Development
Register: All attending must register via Trybooking here.
CBCA members - $5
Non-members - Early bird by 1 June $15 or by 15 June $20 (or join here before the event and register at the member rate)
CBCA ACT Branch AGM & 2021 Laurie Copping Award Announcement
Join the CBCA ACT committee and members at the CIT Restaurant for the 2021 Annual General Meeting.
During the meeting, all positions are declared vacant, and a 2021 committee is appointed.
Honored to have Emeritus Professor Belle Alderman as our special guest speaker.
We will also announce the recipient of the 2021 Laurie Copping Award.
Between all this excitement we will be treated to a 3-Course set dinner.
The CIT Restaurant was chosen in support of culinary students studying at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT).
|When:||Thursday, 22 April 2021 at 6.30pm|
CIT Restaurant, Canberra Institute of Technology,
Level 1, K Block, 37 Constitution Ave, Reid ACT 2612
|$35 for 3-courses (link to set menu)|
Please ensure you include any dietary requirements when you book and pay through Trybooking by 14 April 2021
CBCA 2021 Book of the Year Award Shortlist Announcement
Come celebrate the announcement of the CBCA Shortlist!
Special guest speaker Rosemary Thomas will share her passion and knowledge as the past CBCA Book of the Year Awards coordinator.
We also have local author Lisa Fuller to talk about her Honour Book Ghost Bird for the 2020 CBCA Awards in the Older Readers category.
Entry includes drinks (wine/champagne and non-alcoholic beverages) and nibbles.
Books will, of course, be available to purchase on the night.
|When:||Tuesday. 30 March 2021 at 6pm|
|Where:||The Book Cow - Bookshop, 47 Jardine St, Kingston (opp Green Square)|
|Teachers:||Counts for 2 hours of Teacher Identified Professional Development|
|Register:||All attending must register via Trybooking here.|
CBCA members - Free
Non-members - $15 (or join here before the event and register for free)
Night of the Notables - Notables Announcement and Professional Discussion
Share the excitement of the release of the 2021 CBCA BOTYA Notables list. Raise your glass to those on the list and discuss the chosen books. Register for the event using the form here or via Trybooking.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to all attendees, for 2 hours of teacher identified PL.
When: Tuesday 23rd February 2021 6.30 pm
Where: ALIA House
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.
CBCA ACT Dinner
Come celebrate the 2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards, announced at noon on 16 October, over dinner that evening.
A great opportunity to toast the winners and reconnect with fellow members (and to join/renew with CBCA ACT if you haven’t yet done so).
When: Friday, 16 October 2020 at 6.30pm
Where: Olim’s Hotel (Mercure Canberra), Corner of Ainslie and Limestone Avenues, Braddon
* Dinner will be via the Olim’s Bistro menu (each person to order and pay on the night) but served in the (private) Carlton Room.
Volunteers End of Year Celebration
The dedicated volunteers at the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature would like to invite CBCA ACT members to an End of Year Celebration, to thank you for your support and contributions
Max Brown will be showcasing & talking about the artworks Where’s Jessie by Anne Spudvilas
and Tricky’s Bad Day by Alison Lester
When: Friday 15 November 2019 4.30pm – 6.00pm
Where: Training Room 1, Level A, Library University of Canberra
Government House Open Day
CBCA ACT President, Julie Long, and members of the committee, represented CBCA at the recent Government House Open Day, held on Saturday 12 October 2019 in Canberra. They met many visitors and were able to chat to them about the work of the CBCA. A lucky few were also winners of some impressive book packs.
His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley, are both patrons of the CBCA.
Bob Graham Writer, Artist
From first draft to award winning book:
A talk by Rowan Simpkin with an artwork conservation discussion by Max Brown
White gloves will be provided to allow participants to
handle unique material.
When: September 25, 2019 - 4.30 – 6.00pm
Location: ALIA House
9 Napier Close
Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia + Google Map
Further information HERE.
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.
Special guests and presenters included:
Morris Gleitzman, Bruce Pascoe, Jeannie Baker, Bren MacDibble, Matt Stanton, Zana Fraillon, Leigh Hobbs, Emily Rodda, Aunty Fay Muir PLUS The Great Debate: THAT YA FICTION IS TOO SERIOUS featuring High School Students vs Publishers.
And back by popular demand, our regular drawcards: Book Launches, Trade Display, Dymocks Bookshop, Book Signings and tons of opportunties for networking with the who's who of Australian Children's literature - writers, illustrators, publishers, teachers, librarians, booksellers and our wonderful CBCA members from across Australia.