2021 CBCA BOOK WEEK'S Theme has been announced ...




Artwork by Shaun Tan,

Winner of 2019 CBCA Picture Book of the Year


Dates for 2021

CBCA Book Week will be celebrated from 21st to 27th August

2020 CBCA Book Week

"Curious Creatures, Wild Minds"

Merchandise still available


CBCA Book Week "Giveaways" were distributed to all CBCA VIC Branch Members, many thanks to CBCA National for this incentive.

2020 has proved to be a year unlike any other.  It has seen CBCA VIC Branch move to online programs & events.

Current members are eligible for a 20% discount on this year's merchandise if ordered from this Branch. 

Last year our members received CBCA Book Week Theme Ideas, as well as Teaching & Learning ideas featuring each of the six Award categories

Comments from our members included:-
"This is a fantastic idea and the resources are fabulous!!!!" "Thank you so much for these amazing resources."  "These are much appreciated."

The CBCA Book Week has had a slogan since 1945, but until 1987 each branch created their own posters to illustrate the themes and promote events.

Since 1987 there has been a national theme chosen by the CBCA National Board. Traditionally, the artwork is developed by the winner of the previous year's Picture Book of the Year Illustrator.

CBCA Book Week 2020: 17th-23rd October

Theme: Curious Creatures, Wild Minds

Artwork by Gwyn Perkins,

winner of 2018 CBCA Picture Book of the Year    "A Walk in the Bush"

CBCA Book of the Year announcements in 2020:

  • Notables announcement: Tuesday 25th February 
  • Short List announcement: Tuesday 31st March
  • Winner and Honour Books announcement: Friday 16th October