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The theme of Children’s Book Week (16–22 August) this year is ‘Connect to Reading’.

The shortlist for the CBCA Book of the Year has been announced and, as ever, we are excited! There are some really fantastic selections on the list this year, and we are always happy when there is a mixture of well established and up-and-coming creative talent.

Even better, we work with a number of the award nominees, and can send them to your school! Shortlists creatives that you can book through us include:

Older Readers

  • Will Kostakis (The First Third)
  • Melissa Keil (Life in Outer Space)
  • Allyse Near (Fairytales for Wilde Girls)
  • Fiona Wood (Wildlife).

Early Childhood

  • Freya Blackwood (Banjo and Ruby Red)

Picture Book

  • Freya Blackwood (The Treasure Box)
  • Craig Smith (illus., The Windy Farm)
  • Doug MacLeod (author, The Windy Farm)

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

  • Terry Denton (Jandamarra)


Some of these speakers still have dates available to visit schools in or around Book Week, so pick up that phone and book with us before someone beats you to it!

You can see the full list of shortlisted books for older readers, younger readers, early child, picture book, and the Eve Pownall Award for information books online here, or download the printable PDF here.

CBCA 2014 Book Week Connect to Reading

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