Story Scoop

A free online video project from CBCA NSW Branch and SCBWI

Monthly on the first, at 12.00 noon. Starting August 1, 2020

Tune in here to watch.



Welcome to Story Scoop?

Join us online on the first day of every month for a free scoop!

All welcome - teachers, librarians, kids and adults who love books for kids and are curious about their creators and characters. The monthly video can be seen on our Facebook page and on the Story Scoop website page. Each month authors and illustrators will give a sneak peek into their inspiration, creative choices, artwork and the story behind their stories. Invite your friends and colleagues along and we will mix it up each month with three segments including; Illustrators Corner, Picture Book Nook, Junior Fiction Gems, Middle Grade Magic and Sneak Peek.

What is the aim of Story Scoop?

  • To provide an interesting, inspiring and useful resource for schools, teachers, parents and libraries to learn about books for kids and their creators.

  • To celebrate new projects by our creative SCBWI/CBCA members.

  • To connect SCBWI/CBCA authors/illustrators with schools, libraries, teachers, parents and kids.

New episodes will be uploaded at midday on the first day of each month from August 1, 2020. Previous episodes will remain available on our Story Scoop page so you can share the joy over and over again!


Tune in ...

September 1, 2020 - 12.00 noon

Nat Amoore, Candice Lemon-Scott and Liz Anelli


Nat Amoore, Candice Lemon-Scott and Liz Anelli

Who Can Participate as a Creative in Story Scoop?

  • You must be a member of both SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand and any branch of the CBCA.

  • You must be a PAL author/illustrator – published by a trade publisher. To find the SCBWI guidelines and list of PAL Publishers.

  • You must have a book out in 2020 or 2021.

  • You need to fill out and comply with all the conditions on the Expression of Interest form.

If you would like to be involved please click here for more information on the terms and conditions and what we need from you.



Missed a session? Watch it here.


August 1, 2020

Deborah Abela and Marjorie Crosby-Fairall, Katrina McKelvey and Victoria Mackinlay


Nat Amoore, Candice Lemon-Scott and Liz Anelli

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