CBCA Book Week

CBCA Book Week is celebrated in late August each year. This year, owing to COVID-19 restrictions, CBCA Book Week will be held from 17-23 October 2020. 

The 2020 Book of the Year Award:


Ideas and Activities

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



CBCA Book Week events include the following:

  • MYOSB Awards Presentation
  • Public Libraries Program
  • CBCA Book Week Expression of Interest 2020
  • School Events
  • Book Week Opening and Dinner with Guest Speaker Cristy Burne - Friday 16th October


MYOSB Awards Presentation

An event to acknowledge the winners of the Make Your Own Story Book competition is held at the Fremantle Children's Literature Centre on Sunday 25th October.


Public Libraries Program

Metropolitan and Regional libraries in WA conduct a number of events during CBCA Book Week including author and illustrator visits and workshops, storytelling and theatre. These events are promoted to local schools and to the wider community. Grants to assist with running these events are available from the WA Branch of the Children’s Book Council in association with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Healthway Go for 2&5.


CBCA Book Week Expression of Interest 2020

Libraries wishing to apply for funding for Book Week activities should complete and submit this form by Friday 8 May 2020.

Prior to completing an expression of interest it is essential that you read the Funding Application Guidelines which can be found here


School Events   

Many schools organise events and programs to promote reading using the CBCA merchandise and the WA Branch Book Week Ideas and Activities.



Major Sponsors of CBCA Book Week in Western Australia