CBCA Book Week 2022 with dates, tag line, and logo

Welcome Kids! Let’s celebrate the wonder and joy of Book Week!

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has been running Book Week since 1945. It’s a celebration of books and Australian children's authors and illustrators. The 2022 CBCA Book Week takes place from 20-26 August and the theme is Dreaming With Eyes Open.

a collage of author Isobelle Carmody, a smiling woman with bright red hair, and some of her book covers

  • Meet the amazing fantasy author, Isobelle Carmody at Hoppers Crossing Plaza Library on Monday 22 August at 4pm. Ages 7+ Book now!
  • Join in our fantastic book-themed activities at every library branch including a scavenger hunt, zine making, dress-up opportunities, craft and more.
  • Plus explore a range of Kids Club Online Book Week activities, Story Box Library activities and discover the 2022 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.
  • Kids Club Online Activities  - Visit Kids Club Online for amazing activities and fun things to do for Book Week


Let your imagination run wild! Imagine the places you will go when you dream yourself into a book.


Events at your local library branch

Hoppers Crossing (Plaza) Library

Julia Gillard Library Tarneit

Manor Lakes Library

Point Cook Library

Werribee Library

Williams Landing Library Lounge

Design a Bookmark Competition

Coming Soon!

Celebrate Book Week by designing your own bookmark for the library. The theme for 2022 is ‘Dreaming with Eyes Open’. Use this theme to inspire your bookmark design.

The winning designs will be printed into a Library bookmark that will be available for free from the library.

CBCA Book Awards & Lists

Every year the CBCA hosts the Book of the Year Awards for Australian children's books published over the past year. The judges select books for the notable list, shortlist and winners, across six categories:

  • Older Readers
  • Younger Readers
  • Early Childhood
  • Picture Book of the Year
  • Eve Pownall Award
  • CBCA Award for New Illustrator

Check out the 2022 CBCA Shortlist and the 2022 Notable Books.

The 2022 Winners and Honours will be announced on Friday 19 August.

Story Box Library

2022 CBCA Picture Books and Activities

Enjoy watching some of the 2022 CBCA Picture Books read aloud on Story Box Library. You can also discover selected CBCA books from previous years.

Story Box Library is offering special activities relating to the 2022 CBCA Picture Books.
You can solve a mystery, get crafty, play games, be a book judge or go exploring in nature.

Each activity provides instructions and a QR code to access the relevant resources that you will need to complete the activity.

To get started, you will need to login using your library card. If you are new to the Wyndham City Libraries, join here for free.

Visit Story Box Library

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