CBCA Book Week 2021

The Book Of The Year 2021 Winners were announced Friday 20th August. Congratulations to all the wonderful winners and nominees. See all the 2021 CBCA Winners. 

“How to Make a Bird” was the Picture Book winner! “Not Cute” and “Your Birthday was the BEST!” received honours.

Thanks for voting for your favourite Picture Book from the Shortlisted 6. The MPPS winner was “Ellie’s Dragon” and “The UnwillingTwin” was second.

Watch these books being read aloud here.

Check out the CBCA Book Week 2021 Playlist on Story Box. Log in here.

Watch the Winners Being Announced here. 

Each year since 1945 the Children’s Book Council of Australia has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children’s authors and illustrators.

Book Week 2021


Theme: Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds
Dates: August 21-27
Artwork: Shaun Tan
See the Winners and Nominees
Find Activities
Be the Judge

2021 CBCA Shortlist

2021 CBCA Winners

Mindful Book Quote Colouring

My Book Week Character

Judge’s Scorecard

My Book Report

CBCA YouTube Channel introduces Shortlisted Books and talks to the Authors & Illustrators.

Book Week Read Aloud Videos.


Story Box Library-Story Box Library is a subscription based educational website, created for children to view stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic, predominantly Australian and New Zealand, storytellers. We now have a School membership. Yay! Log In details have been sent via Compass. Check out the CBCA Book Week 2021 Playlist. Log in here.

Have you read any of the books on the Shortlist? What character will your dress up as?! 

Happy reading, Yvette


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