Join us LIVE in Brisbane for the 2018 Short List announcement!

The Children's Book Council of Australia presents a star-studded announcement event:

Meet Queensland’s Treasures - local authors and illustrators who’ve featured on CBCA Book of the Year Award short lists over the years.

Hear what being shortlisted meant to the lives and careers of three of our biggest stars - Michael Gerard Bauer, Christine Bongers and Lucia Masciullo.

Then hear the official announcement of the 2018 CBCA Book of the Year Short List - presented by talented young filmmakers from six Qld schools and

authors/illustrators Nick Earls, Isobelle Carmody, Gary Crew, Tania Cox, Jill Morris and Caroline Magerl.


The details:

  • Doors open 10.00am.
  • Refreshments served and book sales open 10.00am-10.30am
  • Proceedings start at 10.30am and should end around 11.30am
  • Book sales and signing available from 11.30am
  • (books by 18 local treasures as well as notable and shortlisted books.)
  • Places are limited, so you MUST book a ticket
  • Please bring your ticket with you to the event as this will assist in quicker entry to the venue.
  • This event is open to all ages - children welcome (recommended for Year 4+)
  • This event is free

Visit Eventbrite now to secure your place at the Short List announcement

The CBCA is a community based, volunteer run charity. If you’re not already a member, we’d love you to join! To join the Queensland branch, visit

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