About the CBCA SA Branch
The Children's Book Council of Australia (South Australian Branch) is a branch of The Children's Book Council of Australia - an independent, not for profit, volunteer organization established in 1945 to promote children's literature to children, young adults (to the age of 18), parents, individuals and professionals connected with education and literature for young people.
At branch level we:
Organise activities to provide resources and information to adults involved with children
Stimulate wide interest and discussion of children's literature
Encourage South Australian authors and illustrators of children's and young adult books
Disseminate information about children's books, authors and illustrators
Support quality children's and school library services
Support the appointment of judges to the CBCA Book of the Year Awards panel
Organise professional development and community outreach functions and activities
The SA Branch is organised by volunteers passionate about bringing children and books together. It includes teachers, librarians, teacher librarians, community members and creatives.
We invite and encourage membership from the South Australian community.
Explore our website, connect with us through our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts and join our ranks by becoming a member.
President: Kathryn Beilby
Vice President: Ian Boyd
Secretary: Caitlin Hadrill
Assistant Secretary: Adriana Macdonald
Treasurer: Anna Angelakis
Assistant Treasurer: Ian Boyd
Karyn Stephens Kilmartin
It is with great pleasure that we welcome The Honourable Natalie Charlsesworth as the new patron of CBCA SA branch. She is a passionate supporter of children's literacy and an exciting addition to our community.
Valerie va Putten- awarded 12/2/2018
Anna Angelakis- awarded 12/2/2018
John Moore- awarded 11/2/19
Katherine England OAM- awarded 24/2/2020
Julie Wells- awarded 24/2/21
Jane Moore- CBCA Board Director (SA nominee)
We would like to thank our outgoing patron, Mrs Lan Le, the wife of His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Lan Le AC, for her valued contribution. We also look forward to her continuing support in the future.
Valerie van Putten (Awarded 12/2/2018)
Katharine England OAM (Awarded 24/2/2020)
Honorary Membership is awarded to a person who is a luminary of South Australian children’s literature and who is currently relevant and instantly recognisable to the wider SA children’s literature community.
Creative recipients will have a quality body of work over a period of time (recognition in awards)