The CBCA celebrated its 70th Anniversary in 2015. It celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Book of the Year Awards in 2016.

Book Week will be held from August 20-26, 2016.Celebrations will focus on the announcement of theBook of the Year and this year's theme Australia: Story Countrycbca_theme_logo_sm.gif

On April 18 the Notables were announced. (Reviews of these are at CBCA Reading Time or search The Bottom Shelf )
The shortlists were announced on May 20. Winners were announced at noon on Friday, August 19.
Now the celebrations begin!

View this clip from Guildford Grammar and plan to make your own next year!

This wiki has been established to support new primary school teacher librarians who are implementing Children's Book Week in their schools for the first time. Australia's experienced teacher librarians are invited to share their experience and expertise in areas such as
  • promotion and celebration
  • logistics and organisation
  • creating displays
  • activities for the shortlisted books suitable for primary
  • activities to support the theme of Australia: Story Country
  • linking the celebrations to literacy, literature, information literacy and other curriculum outcomes
  • author visits
  • integrating ICT
New teacher librarians are invited to draw on their ideas, information and insight so they can shape their own celebration of Children's Book Week 2016.