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Official Children's Book Week® Merchandise

The CBCA is a not-for-profit organisation that supports itself financially through the sale of a range of merchandise including  Children's Book Week® merchandise and our iconic  Book of the Year Award stickers. Head to our eStore to see our stunning new Children's Book Week® range featuring original artwork by the talented Matt Ottley.


What is Children's Book Week?

Each year since 1945 the CBCA has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and the Australian children's authors and illustrators that create them. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians create colourful displays, develop activities,  run competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading. You will often see parades with students dressed as their favourite book character.


Saturday, 19 August to Friday, 25 August 2023


Artist: Matt Ottley

Important dates 2023

Notables: announced the last Tuesday in February at 7pm AEDT

Shortlist: announced the last Tuesday in March at 12 noon AEDT

Winners and Honours: announced the third Friday in August at 12 noon AEST

Read Grow Inspire

Each year, South Australian poet and author Mike Lucas writes a poem to celebrate the CBCA Children's Book Week theme.
Here is his poem for 2023.
To see more of Mike's poems visit:
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