Book Week

Book Week has had a slogan since 1945, but until 1987 Branches created their own posters to illustrate the themes and promote events. Since 1987 there has been a national theme which is chosen at the CBCA Annual General Meeting and voted on by members of the National Council. Artwork is developed by the winner of the previous Picture Book of the Year illustrator and used for promotional material.

See the winners and photos from the Book of the Year Awards 2016 held in Sydney.

Listen to the fantastic speeches by the winners on the Reading Time page.

Dates for Book of the Year 2017:

  • Notables announcement: 1 March
  • Short List announcement: 28 March
  • Book of the Year announcement: 18 August

The 2017 CBCA Children's Book Week theme is…Escape to Everywhere

Order Book Week Merchandise via this Branch -  Download here!