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What Powers Kids?

October 18, 2018

We are thrilled to reveal that The Children’s Book Council of Australia has announced the theme for Children’s Book Week 2019: ‘Reading is my secret power.’

Each year across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together to celebrate CBCA Book Week. During this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children’s literature and you will often see children’s book character parades and talented librarians creating amazing displays.

Running from 17 – 23 August this is the perfect opportunity for little super heroes to celebrate all the best things about books and reading.

Read more about CBCA Book Week here

It’s also the time of year when the CBCA Book of the Year winners are announced in the following categories:

There are six categories in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

  • CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers
  • CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers
  • CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood
  • CBCA Picture Book of the Year
  • Eve Pownall Award
  • Crichton Award for New Illustrators (previously administered by the CBCA Victorian Branch)


Read our story about the 2018 winners here


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  1. lauren kate arkapaw

    have fun when your reading and imagine what it would feel like to be that character in the book and make sure you always remember reading is your secret power.

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