CBCA Book Week 2020

Congratulations to the winners and all creators

Inside the CBCA Shortlist

Traditionally held in August, the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Week will be held in October 17-23 in 2020.

The CBCA awards are prestigious and influential and now is a great time to have a closer look at the Australian books for young people shortlisted in 2020. They are deemed to be of high quality and most also have strong appeal for children and teens.

I have been talking to professional groups of educators and writing detailed notes on the CBCA shortlisted books for twenty years and so have an ongoing in-depth knowledge of the awarded books.

I have also judged the four fiction categories of the CBCA Short List in 2009/10 (representing Queensland) and Book of the Year: Older Reader category in 2018 (representing NSW) and so know how rigorous and thoughtful the judging process is.

Inside the Shortlist, my book of teacher…

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