Kids Book of the Year Event - August 2020

August 21, 2020: 10.30 am - 1.00pm

Guest Speakers: Emily Rodda, Will Kostakis and Jane Godwin

Venue: NSW Teacher Federation Auditorium, 37 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills

Adults at Student rates: CBCA Members $10.00 | Non-Members $15.00

Schools please book using the Booking Form here.

Adults book online here.


Emily Rodda, Will Kostakis and Jane Godwin









A unique opportunity for students and adults to celebrate the annual CBCA Book of the Year Awards.


Hear from guest authors Emily Rodda, Will Kostakis and Jane Godwin.

Individual students from schools across Sydney will present their reviews of the titles in the Younger and Older Reader Categories of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

Share in the excitement of all the CBCA Book of the Year Award winners.

Bookshop and book signings by guest authors.


Free book and bookmark for every attendee.


Adults and students from Years 4-10 are invited to attend.


Cost: CBCA Members Schools $10.00 per student | Non-member Schools $15.00 per student



Meet our Guest Speakers


Emily Rodda

Emily Rodda


Emily Rodda is one of Australia's best-known children's book authors. She has written over 100 books, including the internationally best-selling Deltora Quest and Rowan of Rin series, and has won the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers a record six times.











Will Kostakis

Will Kostakis


Bio to come.















Jane Godwin

Jane Godwin


Jane Godwin is the highly acclaimed author of over 25 books for children and young people, across all styles and ages. Her work is published internationally and she has received many commendations. Children's Publisher at Penguin Books Australia for many years, Jane was the co-creator with Davina Bell of the Our Australian Girl series of quality historical fiction for middle readers. Jane's books include her novel Falling From Grace, and picture books Go Go and the Silver Shoes (illustrated by Anna Walker), The Silver Sea (with Alison Lester and patients at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne) and Watch This! (with designer Beci Orpin and photographer Hilary Walker). Jane's new novel for teenagers, As Happy as Here, will be published by Hachette in August 2019. Jane is dedicated to pursuing quality and enriching reading and writing experiences for young people, and spends as much time as she can working with them in schools and communities and running literature and writing programs.


Jane appearing thanks to Hachette Australia.



Meet our Reviewing Schools


Older Reader Category

Bankstown Girls High School

Northmead Creative & Performing Arts High School - still to confirm

Pittwater House

St Patrick's College Campbelltown

The Kings School

The Ravenswood School


Younger Reader Category

Bexley Public School

Bidwell Public School

Colyton Public School

Eleebana Public School - still to confirm

Greystanes Public School - still to confirm



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