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The Children's Book Council of Australia NSW Branch Inc.

Enriching young lives through Australian stories.

In the spirit of reconciliation, CBCA NSW Branch acknowledges the Traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea, and community. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today. We acknowledge their culture of storytelling and honour this tradition through the work of CBCA NSW Branch.

Welcome to our community

as a member of CBCA:

We strive to achieve a thriving, creative world embracing the transformational power of stories across generations.

Our mission is to connect, communicate, celebrate and advocate for the value of stories.

We are a registered charity, a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organisation.


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Aspiring Writers Mentorship 2023 winners and runners-up

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We celebrated! Everyone who came had a marvellous time. Thank you to the insights provided by Craig Silvey and Chemutai Glasheen. The long-listed aspiring authors pitches were tempting  and we cheered the announcement of the Aspiring Writers Mentorship Award winner.s - yes 2 this year. Click here for more information


Worth waiting for.

If you were wondering Who’s the Gang on Our Street? just ask Susanne Gervay, author, and Nancy Bevington, Illustrator. Nancy sets the scene on the cover of KC with an adaptation of the cover of their new book. Finding frogs?  Stacks of new books are being released with everything from humour to history to fairy tales to friendships to gardens and more to keep you reading.


The Collide competition requires children to create a unique and original book trailer featuring a book from the 2023 CBCA Notables list. They have a chance to win some great prizes. All the details here.​

Teachers: Introduce students to the best of Australia Literature whilst improving their literacy skills by producing a unique and original book trailer that features a book from the 2023 CBCA Notables list.

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Winners have been announced. Check out  CBCA National website


 Watch out for the  theme for Children's Book Week ® 2024


Kayte commenced her term as president of CBCA NSW Branch in May 2023. 

CBCA NSW Branch welcomes new committee members as well as those who would like to assist with any of our events or programs. contact us

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To improve your member experience we are using Hello Club management software in 2023. We operate on a calendar year membership. All members fees fall due at the beginning of the year. New members may join now to receive a discount at the Aspire and Celebrate event.

Members are able to book events by logging into their Hello Club profile.

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Night of the Notables event  2023

We Celebrated the 2023 CBCA Book of the Year Notables at our Night of the Notables event held at St Andrew's Cathedral School, Sydney on Tuesday February 28.

Thank you to our speakers Rebecca Young from Scholastic, Kate Foster and Sue Whiting courtesy of Walker Books, Gleebooks for the bookshop. 

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Vale Margaret Hamilton

Continue her legacy with a Camelia Margaret Hamilton.

CBCA NSW Branch have organised a camelia to be created in her memory. Orders will be taken soon on this website.

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Lady Cutler Award winner 2022-23 announced

 The Lady Cutler Award for 2022-23 was presented to Gail Erskine at the Aspire and Celebrate event on October 29, 2022.

Read abut Gail's distinguished contribution to CBCA NSW Branch and Children's literature in NSW.

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