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.


Announcing the CBCA 2020 Book of the Year Awards

Congratulations to all the creators and publishers!

Watch below for a video presentation of the winners and click HERE for a full listing.

Curious creatures kick up their heels!

Curious creatues and Wild Minds were out in force at Ambrose Estate on Friday night for the CBCA Book Week Opening and Dinner!

Look for a full report in the November newsletter, or head over to Facebook to see more images of a fabulous evening.


Costume fun


CBCA WA Branch committee

Information & Dates for your Diary

2022 - 2023 Book of the Year Judging Applications - Now Open

CBCA Book Week Grants Funding

As you would expect, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted significantly on our Grants program for CBCA Book Week 2020.

Currently our Grants Officers are considering all the EOIs received and will be in touch with stakeholders – public libraries and creators – as soon as the situation becomes a little clearer.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Make Your Own Story Book

Our judges have almost finished reading and judging the entries. Winners will be notified towards the end of September. Non-winning entries will be returned via post at this time.

Winners will be congratulated at the Awards Ceremony at the Literature Centre on Sunday 25th October. (Invited guests only)

Sincere thanks and congratulations to all the teachers, parents, librarians and other folk who supported our budding authors and illustrators in their efforts.

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

CBCA Book Week Free Activities!

See our Ideas and Activities page for CBCA Book Week 2020 inspiration, including Free Colouring Poster and Bookmarks!