2020 CBCA Book Week theme is Curious Creatures, Wild Minds
2020 CBCA Book Week will be held on October 17-23, 2020.
The 2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards will be announced on Friday, October 16, 2020.
Given the increasing restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 situation the CBCA Board has taken the tough but necessary decision to change the date of CBCA Book Week and CBCA Book of the Year Awards for 2020. CBCA Book of the Year Awards and CBCA Book Week 2020:
CBCA Book Week 2020 will be held on October 17-23.
The 2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards will be announced on Friday, October 16.
This will apply in 2020 only, recognising the exceptional circumstances of the pandemic. The decision was made on the basis that:
These two events go hand-in-hand;
CBCA Book Week relies for its success on students and families gathering together in classrooms, libraries and other community spaces;
Creators, some of whom rely for much of their income on speaking, can be supported in their speaking tours during CBCA Book Week;
As the return to school will be marked with financial and social disruption, the CBCA can work proactively to support branches, schools and libraries to deliver CBCA Book Week as a very bright and exciting feature of the term.