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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.


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October 4  Lian Tanner joins us online

Free to members via Hello Club


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Aspire and Celebrate - save the date 11 November 2023
Special guest: Craig Silvey

Time to celebrate! Join us for Aspire and Celebrate with fantastic authors speaking and the announcement of the Aspiring Writers Mentorship Award winner.

Save the date - in the afternoon

more information coming soon.


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.

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Winners have been announced. Check out  CBCA National website

Read, Grow, Inspire is the theme for Children's Book Week ® 2023

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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®.


We are pleased to announce the election of Kayte to the position of President of CBCA NSW Branch.

CBCA NSW Branch welcomes new committee members as well as those who would like to assist with any of our events or programs. contact us

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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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

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