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2021 Executive elected on November 7, 2020

Your 2021 executive are:
President - Steve Martin
Vice President - Roxanne Steenbergen
Secretary - Michelle Chapman
Treasurer and Public Officer - Felicity Sly

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Membership for 2021

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Book of the Year Awards 2021

Shortlist 2021 

Notables 2021

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Latest news (please scroll)

From the blog: What’s notable for YA readers? Reality strikes!

Are you reading your way through books identified on the CBCA Notable and Short lists? Carol Fuller regularly engages with children’s and young adult literature and brings her experiences as a past and future judge to this overview of what’s happening in the field of YA writing as she considers themes emerging over the past two years in the Older Reader category.

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From the blog: Picture Books and Early Childhood Notables at a Glance

This snapshot of nearly all the titles on the CBCA Notables for the Picture Book of the Year and Early Childhood awards comes from Loretta Brazendale who has been busy reading this amazing array of picture books. She has rated each title based on her personal opinion and reaction to each story and they are presented in no particular order. There are some here that she definitely would have liked to have seen shortlisted. What do you think?

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From the blog: Mann's Best Friend

Pets often star in children’s books, and this list of excellent titles are all about dogs. Thanks to Maureen Mann for this terrific range of picture books to explore and revisit.

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Events calendar

Book Week 2021: August 21-27


Art work by Shaun Tan



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Online Resources

Visit the CBCA website to access Reading Time for children's book news and reviews.

Links to book related activities from the Kid Lit blog

Audible resources free whilst schools closed

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