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.
CBCA CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK
Saturday, 19 August to Friday, 25 August 2023
READ, GROW, INSPIRE
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