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.
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.
July/ August KC Presents ideas and remarkable images of the 2023 Children’s Book Week® theme: Read . . . Grow . . . Inspire. Read the background info about some of the CBCA Judges from NSW. More updates about the COLLIDE Book trailers, KBOYE - the Kids’ Book of the Year Event, and the Shadow Judging creations.
Mike Lucas, poet and shortlisted Older Readers author of What We All Saw, shares the POWer of POETRY and Children’s Book Week®.
To improve your member experience we are changed to Hello Club management software in 2023.
We will continue with calendar year membership. All members fees fall due at the beginning of the year. No new memberships will be processed until next year.
Members are able to book events by logging into their Hello Club profile.
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.
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.
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.
Foundation for Learning and Literacy
A highly valued partnership/network for us. This year is all about reading for pleasure. It is a valuable opportunity to be part of a strong alliance while learning and listening. We have our offering on August 16 —August is our month. Find out more