CBCA Children's Book Week 2017

Escape to Everywhere

18 - 25 August 2017


Book Week - Member's Resources

Book Week Merchandise - The 2017 Book Week merchandise will be available to be ordered later this year.

A 10% CBCA members discount is available for purchases made through our South Australian Branch.

Order forms will be available as PDF

Orders can also be placed online.

Links and downloads to support Book Week will be available on our members pages and via the CBCA website.


Champion Pics Competition for School Students

Who can enter? The competition is open to all school students (R-9) in SA.

What do entrants need to do?

Working individually, students select a shortlisted book from the Early Childhood or Picture Book Categories and create a visual presentation, no larger than A3 in size.

The presentation is an opportunity for students to show their response to literature: share their feelings and thoughts about the events and characters, or draw connections between personal experiences and the text, or reflect on the language used in the text and its influence on personal response.

Students can use any media.

When is it due?

All entries are due by TBA.

The winners will be announced Friday TBA

Entry is free.

What are the Prizes?

R-2 prize: $30 Book Voucher

3-5 prize: $30 Book Voucher

6-7 prize: $30 Book Voucher

8-9 prize: $30 Book Voucher

Each winner will also receive a book bundle their school library.

The entry form and information can be downloaded here.

Extra information can be found in the Frequently Asked Quesitions document.

The rubric offers ideas on ways students can be successful with their entry.


Previous Years


The CBCA celebrates its 70th Anniversary in 2015.


The Book Week theme:

Books light up our world

CBCA Children’s Book of the Year Short List & Notables Announcement
Date: Tuesday 14 April
The shortlist for this year's Book of the year Awards has been announced.

The details of the notables for each category can be found here.

Resources supporting each shortlisted book can be found here.

CBCA Children’s Book of the Year Winner Announcement
Date: Friday 21 August, noon

Book Week

Date: 22nd August  to 28th August

Book Week Dinner

Date: Friday 21st August


Champion Shorts Competition 2014

This year we congratulate the winners of the 2014 Champion Shorts competition.

1st  prize: $100 JB HiFi Voucher

Ruby (Ardtornish Primary School) for her entry ‘Dirty Dinosaur’.


2nd prize: $30 Book Voucher (Mindfield Books, Blackwood)

Nick (Ardtornish Primary School) for his entry ‘Nick’.

3rd prize: $20 Book Voucher (Mindfield Books, Blackwood)

Michael (Ardtornish Primary School) for his entry ‘Use What you Have’.

The first prize winner will also receive a book bundle their school library.

We greatly appreciate the efforts of all the students who entered our competition and shared their talent and inspiration.

This year saw students' entries move beyond the book trailer to give a more considered and critical response to the text they chose.



The Short List and Notables were announced on Tuesday 8th  April, 2014  2002012  2 .

Resources supporting shortlisted books are available in the members section.

The 2014 Book Week Dinner will be held on Friday 15th August, 2014 at 7.00 pm.

The Book of the Year winners will be announced on Friday 15th August, 2014.


Book Week Resources

Book Week Merchandise  The2014 Book Week merchandise is available to be ordered. A 10% CBCA members discount is available for purchases made through our South Australian Branch. Orders can also be placed online.

Links and downloads to support Book Week are available on our members pages.


Jan Ormerod

In recognition of Jan Ormerod’s contribution to children’s literature, the CBCA aims to raise $5000 so that her name can be listed in memoriam as a major donor to the CBCA Awards Foundation.

We now accept direct deposit donations. Donations $2 and over are tax deductible. Download the donations form here.

Adding to the funds invested will increase the cash available for prizes.

The CBCA permanently acknowledges Benefactors ($20,000.00 & over) & Major Donors ($5000.00 & over).


CBCA Awards Foundation

 Proudly Funding Prizes for the Childrens' Book of the Year Awards.

The Awards Foundation was set up to raise $1 million to fund prizes for the Children's Book of the Year Awards in perpetuity.

Benefactors: Scholastic Australia, Allen & Unwin, Laurie Copping OAM ( in memoriam), Thyne Reid Trust No.1

Major Donors:  Australia Post, Jill Bruce, Sandy Campbell, Jean Chapman (in memoriam), Era Publications, Max Fatchen (in memoriam), Five Mile Press, Libby Gleeson AM, Bob Graham, Hachette Childrens' Books Aust., Hardie Grant Egmont, Harper Collins Publishers Aust., Ipswich District Teacher-Librarians' Network, James N Kirby Foundation, Kinross-Wolaroi School, Koala Books, Library Board of Queensland, Beryl Moncrief Matthews (in memoriam), Jill Midolo (in memoriam), Angela Namoi, The Northern Territory Government, Jan Ormerod (in memoriam), Parents & Boys of Sydney Grammar Edgecliff Prep School, Penguin Books Aust., Eve Pownall (in memoriam), Random House Aust., Marion E Robertson ( in memoriam), Emily Rodda ( Jennifer Rowe), Gillian Rubinstein, Maurice Saxby AM (in memoriam), SA Dept of the Arts & Cultural Development, Cathie Tasker, University of Queensland Press, Julie Vivas, Walker Books Australia, Cassandra Weddell, Qld (in memoriam), Margaret Wild, Maisie Williams, Garah, NSW (in memoriam), SueWilliams.

Donations to the CBCA Awards Foundation are tax deductible and can be sent to: PO Box 172 Blackheath NSW 2785



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