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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.