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The Childrens Book Council of New South Wales, which became the Children's Book Council of Australia, was 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 quality literature for young Australians.

The CBCA presents Children's Book of the Year Awards - 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.

The inaugural CBCA Book Week was held 11-16 November 1946 with the theme Books Are Bridges with Leslie Rees' Karrawingi the Emu as the winning title.

CBCA BOYA Notable Book  CBCA BOYA Short Listed Book  CBCA BOYA Honour Book  CBCA BOYA Winner 
 CBCA Notable Book  CBCA Shortlisted Book  CBCA Honour Book

CBCA Winner

Follow the hyperlinks to purchase CBCA Book Week merchandise - members receive a 10% discount.

The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) membership is comprised of individuals who are passionate about children's and young adult literature.
There is a branch in each state and territory of Australia, and within these state branches are local area sub-branches.
Membership of the state branch includes membership of the local sub-branches.

Sub-branches
Access the webpages of Sub-branches:

CBCA NSW Blue Mountains Sub Branch CBCA NSW Central Coast Sub Branch CBCA NSW Eastern Suburbs Sub Branch
CBCA NSW Blue Mountains Sub Branch CBCA NSW Central coast Sub Branch CBCA NSW Eastern Suburbs Sub Branch
CBCA NSW Illawarra South Coast Sub Branch CBCA NSW New England Sub Branch CBCA NSW Newcastle Sub Branch
CBCA NSW Illawarra South Coast Sub Branch CBCA NSW New England Sub Branch CBCA NSW Newcastle Sub Branch
CBCA NSW Northern Sydney Sub Branch    
CBCA NSW Northern Sydney Sub Branch    

 

Blue Mountains Sub-branch

Central Coast Sub-branch

Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch

Illawarra-South Coast Sub-branch

New England Sub-branch

Newcastle Sub-branch

Northern Sydney Sub-branch