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Reading Time Online has open access to all. CBCA hopes that the audience will be wide and engaged, including past subscribers to the Reading Time journal and many new readers.

Reading Time Online replaces Reading Time in print and includes the favourite features of the print journal such as reviews, interviews with established and emerging authors and illustrators and reports from CBCA judges.

It also includes booklists, articles on topics of interest to the children's book world, guest blog posts and more.


  • There are many authors and illustrators among our members.

To see the list and how to contact them click here.
  • WestWords is a Western Sydney Young People’s Literature Development Project to help engage children and young people in Greater Western Sydney by encouraging an appreciation of reading and writing in a variety of forms and by promoting the understanding of the importance of books in the lives of young people.
Please visit the WestWords website to find out more about the activities and events happening in the Western Sydney Region.

Freya Blackwood

  • Exclusive Q&A  

Freya answers some questions about her process as an illustrator, her work space, and her favourite animated film. Check out the Q&A - for members only here.

  • Teaching Notes

Access for Freya Blackwood's My Two Blankets and Steven Herrick's By The River in CopyrightAgency Reading Australia Newsletter #27 - for members only here.

   AATE | Australian Association for the Teaching of English    ALEA | Australian Literacy Educators Association    ASA | Australian Society of Authors
AATE | Australian Association for the Teaching of English ALEA | Australian Literacy Educators Association ASA | Austrailan Society of Authors
 ASLA | Australian School Library Association    
ASLA | Australian School Library Association
   
     
 IBBY | International Board on Books for Young People   In the Loop | Children's Literacy  Let's Read 
IBBY | International Board on Books for Young People
In the Loop | Children's Literacy Let's Read
 National Centre for Australian Children's Literature | Lu Rees Archive  Premier's Reading Challenge   SCBWI | Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators 
National Centre for Children's Literature
 PRC | Premier's Reading Challenge  SCBWI | Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators