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

Bringing words, images and stories into the hearts and minds of Australians.

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

We strive to achieve a positive social impact by engaging the community with quality literature for young Australians.

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


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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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Sun Project : Shadow Judging

CBCA Sun Project: Shadow Judging 2022 results have been announced. To check them out, drop into the CBCA website to hear what young voices are saying about the 2022 CBCA Book of the Year Award Shortlist.

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The winner of the competition is Central Coast Grammar School, featuring the amazing work from the Librarian Leah Rose. The school has kindly donated the $500 book voucher prize to Lismore Primary School. Generously donated by Paul and Beth from The Children's Book Shop. Click here for details.

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Create a unique and original book trailer featuring a book from the 2022 CBCA Notables list for your 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 2022 CBCA Notables list.

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From 2023 we will be using new membership software

To improve your member experience we are changing to Hello Club management software in 2023. We will continue with calendar year membership. All members fees will continue to be due at the same time in early March. 

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The winners have been announced. Go to the National CBCA site to view the fantastic video announcement and for all the details. click here

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Notables announced and Night of the Notables
event online 2022

The CBCA Book of the Year Notables list has been announcedclick here

We have Gemma Patience and Josh Pyke presenting what's new. We also launched the 2022 Collide! With the Notables Book Trailer Competition for 2022.

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Scheduled to precede the announcement of the CBCA Book the Year Shortlist announcement on March 29, this event has all your favourite sessions to prepare and advise you on the best, recently Published Australian literature, that may make it to the Shortlist. Join the many industry professionals, our Governor and Mr Wilson,Patrons, and keynote speaker Leigh Hobbs and update your knowledge of the best books for children and young adults. 

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See our author OWNWOW promo videos. Great for Festive season giving. This limited edition collection of stories, poems, plays and illustrations from our members is fantastic reading for primary school children. More details here