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Welcome to the Children's Book Council of Australia 
Western Australian branch

Supporting the CBCA charter, this branch website is a Western Australian-centric resource for children’s book information.

You can find all the latest news about the CBCA WA Branch, event information, interesting articles, book launches and important milestones in the world of children’s literature here.


The current threat of transmission of COVID-19 means that many events are being cancelled or postponed. The WA Branch will act on advice from the Health Department and State and Federal Government. Please check our website, Facebook page and your email inbox (if you are a WA Branch member) for updates as they occur. 

Information & Dates for your Diary

Annual General Meeting of the Children's Book Council of WA Branch (Incorporated)


Members are cordially invited to attend the CBCA WA Branch AGM.

After the formal business is concluded, enjoy a drink, some nibbles and the opportunity to network and chat with some like-minded folk.

Date: Thursday 23 April, 2020 POSTPONED

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Oasis Lotteries House, 37 Hampden Road Nedlands

Expressions of Interest for funding for Book Week 2020 are now open

Expressions of Interest for funding for Book Week 2020 are now open. Information about the grant application process, funding guidelines and a 2020 expression of interest form is available on the Children's Book Council WA Branch website at Programs for Children - EOI Book Week

Libraries should submit their EOIs by FRIDAY 3 April 2020 and will be notified whether or not they have been successful in May. 

Please note that libraries must be current institutional members of the WA Branch of the CBCA in order to receive funding. Membership details can be found at

Make Your Own Story Book

The 2020 Make Your Own Story Book Competition is underway.

Open to all children in year PP – Year 8.

Closing date: Friday June 5th

Visit the Make Your Own Story Book page for more information, including the entry form and links to WA Author Sean E. Avery's YouTube lessons on making your own story book.

2020 CBCA Book Week Opening and Dinner

Curious Creatures, Wild Minds

As soon as we know the new official CBCA Book Week date in Term 4  we shall plan an event to celebrate and hope you will all join us.