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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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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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Sun Project : Shadow Judging

CBCA Sun Project: Shadow Judging 2022 is underway. To check it 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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Are you creating your dream display for 2022 CBCA Book Week? 

Take a photo of your 2022 Book Week display and promote via social media to go in the running for a $500 book voucher for your school or library, generously donated by Paul and Beth from The Children's Book Shop. Click here for details.

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Jam-packed with great information, the August Kid's Corner is now available here

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Buy the beautifully illustrated Planner. Explore the brilliant new merchandise via the catalogue. All feature stunning illustrations from our CBCA new illustrator award winner 2020, Jasmine Seymour.

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

click here and Look at what you can do to create a display with the wow factor!

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2022 Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program 

Get your manuscripts ready for the 2022 competition!

Application forms are now available. fill in our simple 4 step registration

You have until the 4th of September!

Read more about the awards

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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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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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From 2022 we will use a calendar year membership

We have  moved to a calendar year online process. All members fees come due at the same time -early March. 

New memberships can be purchased and lapsed memberships renewed here

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Lady Cutler Award 2022-23

 The Lady Cutler Award for 2022-23 will be decided soon.

Details are found here

Nominations closed April 30

Libby Hathorn is the Lady Cutler recipient for 2020-2021

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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