Children's Book Week 2020

Join us for a fun week celebrating Children’s Book Week! Featuring an online Author talk, a design a Bookmark competition, STEAM club events, Book Reviews and Storytimes – there is something for everyone!

Winners for book of the year are announced at noon on Friday 16th October – don’t forget to reserve yourself a copy of these amazing books.

We’ll be running a range of events across Facebook, Zoom and YouTube for all the family to enjoy – check them out below!

Coloured pencils in a wooden box

Design A Bookmark Competition

Calling all Curious Creatures and Wild Minds. Time to let your creativity shine! To help us celebrate CBCA Book Week we are giving you the chance to have your design on our bookmarks. Dust off those pencils, pick up those paints and show us your artistic flair.  Click here to enter!



CBCA Storytime with Jenny
Friday 9 October, 10am  

Join us on our Facebook page and YouTube channel as Jenny brings you a special Book Week inspired Storytime!


storytime with bec

CBCA Storytime with Bec
Friday 16 October, 10am  

Join us on our Facebook page and YouTube channel as Bec presents a special Storytime!


andrew plant

Writing and Illustrating with Andrew Plant
Monday 19 October, 4-5pm

Come and celebrate Book Week with local author and illustrator, Andrew Plant in this online workshop! Andrew has been illustrating children’s books for years. Dinosaurs, bugs and quirky critters, he is no stranger to crafting “Curious Creatures”. Join him as he shares his new book Jump! and shows you how to draw crazy critters to put into your next story!  Ages 8-14. This is an online event and will be held on Zoom. 

To book your place, click here.

sue degennaro

Online Picture Book Workshop with Sue DeGennaro
Tuesday 20 October, 4pm to 4:45pm via Zoom

Ages 6-14

Have you ever wondered how a picture book gets made? Join us for some creativity as Sue shows us the steps to bringing a picture book to life! Sue is the author and illustrator of some of Australia’s favourite picture books including The Pro’s and Con’s of being a Frog and Missing Marvin. Her most recent book, We’re Stuck is shortlisted for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2020.

Click here to book your place and find out all the steps an Author or Illustrator goes through to get their book made!  Only one booking per household required.


CBCA Storytime with Heidi
Friday 23 October, 10am  

Head over to our Facebook page and YouTube channel as Heidi presents a reading of Searching For Cicadas.



CBCA Steam Club with Nikki
Friday 23 October, 4pm  

Head over to our Facebook page and YouTube channel as Nikki presents a special STEAM club video entitled A Hollow is a Home!


book chat

Teen Book Chat
Friday 23 October, 4.30 – 5.30pm via Zoom

Love to read? Want to share your passion with others? Join our special CBCA Teen Book Chat to discuss the best and sometimes worst in YA fiction. BYO current or best YA read!

Age 14-17

Click here to book your place for this event!

Book Reviews