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.



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Make lockdown fun. This limited edition collection of stories, poems, plays and illustrations from our best members is fantastic reading for primary school children.

Purchase using the Book Week Merchandise order form or contact the Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch directly. More details here

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Heal Country! through story. Boori Monty Pryor talks to Wendy Rapee about creating  his new book Story Doctors, Dr Helen Milroy explains how story can help young children deal with difficulties, and Diane Lucas and Ben Tyler walk and talk the connections in Gagudju Country. All the details here.

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2021 Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program - new date Closes August 31

CBCA NSW Branch is pleased to announce that the Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program is being re-launched in 2021 with sponsorship by Cathie Tasker who will mentor the winner.  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.

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.

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