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CBCA Book Week 2018


ThemeFind Your Treasure

DatesCBCA Children's Book Week   17 - 24 August 2018

2018 CBCA Children's Book Week merchandise is being designed by Anna Walker ("Mr Huff") 

Anna enjoys exploring different media such as collage, woodblock printing, etching and pencil so her beautiful artwork seamlessly incorporates these to invite you to Find your Treasure.

When she first discovered the theme, Anna imagined books hidden in a forest with creatures in leafy boughs.

‘I explored other ideas but the thought of children seeking their own story adventure under the moonlight was too hard to resist,’ she said.

‘I chose an autumnal colour palette so that the leafy branches merged into the evening and the children could be seen nestled among the branches.’

Anna painted the leaves, animals and children with gouache then collaged them together. The final artwork was photographed with a backdrop of an inky sky to capture the shadows cast by the moonlight on individual leaves. Anna’s favourite moment in the scene is the boy sharing a story with three budgies.

‘I hoped to create a scene in which children could immerse themselves and remember how lovely the spark of connection can be when you find a story to treasure,’ said Anna

Anna Walker's Mr Huff Anna Walker Illustrator and Author

Please support your Branch and receive your 10% member discount by ordering your merchandise directly through the CBCA NSW Branch office.

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CBCA Book Week | History

CBCA Book Week | Background

February 27: 2018 The Night of the Notables EXCITING EVENT Announcement of the Notables listing for 2018.

March 27: 2018 Anticipate! Appreciate! Applaud! The Short List AAA Event Announcement of 2018 CBCA Book of the Year Short List.

August 17 - 24: CBCA Children’s Book Week - Find Your Treasure

Friday 17 August: Noon: Book of the Year Awards Winners & Honour Books Announced. 

 August 17: Kids Book of the Year event