Children's Book Week

Each year since 1945 the CBCA has brought children and books together across Australia through Childrens Book Council of Australia Book Week. During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children's authors and illustrators.  

In 1946, the annual CBCA Book of the Year Awards were established to affirm the quality of some of Australia's most creative people and provide a boost to their capacity to devote time to their craft. 

The awards aim to : 

  •  promote quality literature for young Australians;
  • support and encourage a wide range of Australian writers and illustrators of children’s books and;
  • celebrate contributions to Australian children’s literature. 

View the shortlist and watch the announcement of winners.   


Congratulations to our winners! 

  • Lana T
  • Coral R
  • Paula V
  • Donna G
  • Charlie V
  • Adi N
  • Vanessa L
  • Grayson S
  • Dana Y
  • Zoe Z