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.

  • Kids Club Online Activities: Visit Kids Club Online for amazing activities and fun things to do for Book Week.
  • Design a library bookmark competition: The winning designs will be printed into a Library bookmark that will be available for free from the library! Enter here
  • Find even more activities at StoryBox Library! Log in with your library card barcode number and password to watch shortlist stories.


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


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 - visit their site for the news as soon as it's published!

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