• Announcing our 2019 judges

    We are pleased to announce the Judges for the 2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards. Every year we receive more than 400 entries and our volunteer judges carefully consider each and every book. This is a time-consuming and challenging role and we are extremely grateful for our Judges’ time and support in selecting the very best of Australian children’s literature.


  • Key dates for 2018

    Welcome to a brand new year of discovering the very best Australian children’s literature. More amazing characters, more stunning illustrations, and (hopefully) more time to settle in with a beautiful book with the children in our lives.


  • CBCA launches merchandise range on Redbubble

    We are excited to announce the launch of our very first merchandise range on Redbubble.

    Our first collection features Freya Blackwood's beautiful 'Escape to Everywhere' artwork from our 2017 CBCA Children's Book Week theme poster.

    The range includes posters, hardcover journals, tote bags, travel mugs and much more. These would make lovely Christmas gifts for teachers, librarians or anyone who loves Freya’s artwork. Please browse the full range here.

    We look forward to releasing new collections in the future and sharing a diverse range of artwork by some of Australia’s most celebrated children’s book creators and illustrators. 


Established in 1945, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.

The CBCA presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature.

In 2015, the CBCA celebrated 70 years of enjoying and promoting the best of Australian literature for children and young people.