The Children's Book Council of Australia NSW Branch


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

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 not-for-profit, volunteer-run organisation.



2021 Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program 

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The Longlist has been announced! Join us to celebrate the winners 7.30pm on November 30

The Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program is sponsored by Cathie Tasker, who will mentor the winner and Fremantle Press will provide 2 runners-up with access to their online writing course plus the text How to be an author by Georgia Richter & Deborah Hunn. All the details here.

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We are upgrading our membership processes. To provide a better member experience, to be more efficient, to reduce staff time and therefore reduce cost to members we are moving to a calendar year online process. All members fees will come due at the same time - 1 March. Payments will be made online and receipts generated automatically. Fees will be pro rated and no invoices sent for November and December. 

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The theme for 2022 Book Week is Dreaming with eyes open... 

Save the date: the 2022 CBCA CONFERENCE will be held from June 10 -12.

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Following the launch of the Animalia 35th Anniversary Coin Competition, some Animalia products have been added to the CBCA eStore. Two items are produced by The Royal Australian Mint . The postcards have been produced by CBCA with permission from Graeme Base and Penguin Random House.

 All the details here.

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

CBCA Book of the Year Awards announced

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The CBCA Book of the Year has been announced. View the winners here.

Donate to CBCA NSW Branch and have a chance to win a signed, limited edition giclee print of Shaun Tan's evocative image (worth $250).


2021 CBTC - Collide with the CBCA Notabl

Create a unique and original book trailer featuring a book from the 2021 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 2021 CBCA Notables list.

Kids Book of the Year Event  available online from August 20

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For students reviews of the shortlist, special presentations from Nat Amoore for Primary students and Anna Whateley for Secondary students and the Collide! Book trailer competition winners All the details here.

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