CBCA Book Week

CBCA Book Week 2020
Theme: Curious Creatures, Wild Minds
Dates: Term 4: October 17-23*

*From 2021, the CBCA expects that the annual Book of the Year Awards and CBCA Book Week will revert to their normal schedule of the Awards announced on the third Friday in August, with CBCA Book Week commencing the following day.

Each year across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. During this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children's literature and you will often see children's book character parades and talented librarians creating amazing displays. 

Please note that the CBCA Book Week artwork is subject to copyright. 

Fabulous Free Digital Resources!

Downloadable Colouring Poster

Using Gwyn Perkins' quirky and colourful theme artwork, we've created a free colouring poster to download, print and colour. You'll notice that there are a few of Gwyn's 'Curious Creatures' missing from the poster. This is to allow children to add their own. 

Colouring Poster A4
Colouring Poster A3

DIY Bookmarks

Gwyn Perkins has created this fun interactive bookmark activity. Simply print the following sheets (we recommend printing on a slightly heavier stock than regular printer paper) and follow the instructions to create four quirky bookmarks.

Bookmark Activity 1
Bookmark Activity 2

Draw Your Own Curious Creature 

Gwyn Perkins shares his tips for drawing wild and curious creatures.

Draw Your Own Curious Creature Activity

Social media

All CBCA Book Week announcements will be posted on the CBCA's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

The CBCA will promote CBCA Book Week activities taking place across Australia. Please use the hashtag #CBCA2020 when sharing your events, displays and activities via social media and remember to add those fabulous photos highlighting the special celebrations you attend or organise.

Ideas for your communication channels

  • Promote #CBCA2020 by using the hashtag along with the Twitter handle of your library or local CBCA Branch
  • Change your Facebook or Twitter avatar to the one available in the resources section below
  • Include the email signature (available in the resources section below) in your communications

The CBCA will publish a 'wrap-up' of the week on the website, so if you have an event, please share with us:

  • Some information and photos by email -admin@cbca.org.au-
  • A link to your Facebook page or website
  • Any articles or coverage from your local media