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Children's Book Council of Australia, Qld Branch

The Children's Book Council is an Australia-wide organisation which aims to foster children's enjoyment of books. On a national level, the organisation of the annual Children's Book of the Year Awards and Children's Book Week are important ways of achieving this aim. The Qld Branch is organised by volunteers and operates out of the Qld Writers Centre located in the State Library of Queensland (SLQ).

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CBCA Qld Membership - Join or Renew for 2024

Monday 1 January 2024
The Children's Book Council is an Australia-wide organisation which aims to foster children's enjoyment of books. On a national level, the organisation of the annual Children's Book of the Year Awards and Children's Book Week. Join our organisation or renew your membership now. (PLEASE NOTE MEMBERSHIPS FROM 14/10/2023 ARE HONOURED UNTIL 31/12/2024)
CBCA Qld Branch
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2024 Readers Cup Brisbane Bayside 9-10

Thursday 25 July 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Moreton Bay College
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2024 Readers Cup FarNorthQld 9-10

Wednesday 31 July 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Smithfield State High School
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2024 Readers Cup Sunshine Coast 9-10

Thursday 1 August 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Matthew Flinders Anglican College Secondary Library
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CBCA Qld 70th Anniversary - Government House Reception (BP)

Tuesday 20 August 2024
Our Patron, Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland, is honouring our Qld Branch’s 70th anniversary with a reception at Government House. This event is an invitation only event, and numbers are very limited. Please confirm your attendance by using this Try Booking link, by no later than Friday 19th July. Please complete all details as these are required by Government House for attending guests. As our numbers are limited, this is an individual invitation which is not transferable. RSVPs not received by this date may result in your place being offered to another guest. Kind regards Claire Jackson President And the CBCA Qld Branch Committee 2024
Government House
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CBCA Qld 70th Anniversary - Government House Reception (C)

Tuesday 20 August 2024
Our Patron, Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland, is honouring our Qld Branch’s 70th anniversary with a reception at Government House. This event is an invitation only event, and numbers are very limited. Corporate members (schools/libraries) are able to nominate ONE person only to attend. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate any guests. Please confirm or decline your attendance by using this Try Booking link, by no later than Friday 19th July Please complete all details as these are required by Government House for attending guests. As our numbers are limited, this is an individual invitation. RSVPs not received by this date may result in your place being offered to another guest. Kind regards Claire Jackson President And the CBCA Qld Branch Committee 2024
Government House
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CBCA Qld 70th Anniversary - Government House Reception (Com)

Tuesday 20 August 2024
Our Patron, Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland, is honouring our Qld Branch’s 70th anniversary with a reception at Government House. This event is an invitation only event, and numbers are very limited. Please confirm your attendance by using this Try Booking link, by no later than Tuesday 9th July. Please complete all details as these are required by Government House for attending guests. As our numbers are limited, this is an individual invitation which is not transferable. RSVPs not received by this date may result in your place being offered to another guest. Kind regards Claire Jackson President And the CBCA Qld Branch Committee 2024
Government House
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CBCA Qld 70th Anniversary - Government House Reception (DAR)

Tuesday 20 August 2024
Our Patron, Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland, is honouring our Qld Branch’s 70th anniversary with a reception at Government House. This event is an invitation only event, and numbers are very limited. Please confirm your attendance by using this Try Booking link, by no later than Tuesday 9th July. Please complete all details as these are required by Government House for attending guests. As our numbers are limited, this is an individual invitation which is not transferable. RSVPs not received by this date may result in your place being offered to another guest. Kind regards Claire Jackson President And the CBCA Qld Branch Committee 2024
Government House
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CBCA Qld 70th Anniversary - Government House Reception (LTM)

Tuesday 20 August 2024
Our Patron, Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland, is honouring our Qld Branch’s 70th anniversary with a reception at Government House. This event is an invitation only event, and numbers are very limited. Corporate members (schools/libraries) are able to nominate ONE person only to attend. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate any guests. Please confirm or decline your attendance by using this Try Booking link, by no later than Friday 21st June. Please complete all details as these are required by Government House for attending guests. As our numbers are limited, this is an individual invitation. RSVPs not received by this date may result in your place being offered to another guest. Kind regards Claire Jackson President And the CBCA Qld Branch Committee 2024
Government House
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CBCA Qld 70th Anniversary - Government House Reception (RC)

Tuesday 20 August 2024
Our Patron, Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland, is honouring our Qld Branch’s 70th anniversary with a reception at Government House. This event is an invitation only event, and numbers are very limited. Please confirm your attendance by using this Try Booking link, by no later than Friday 21st June. Please complete all details as these are required by Government House for attending guests. As our numbers are limited, this is an individual invitation which is not transferable. RSVPs not received by this date may result in your place being offered to another guest. Kind regards Claire Jackson President And the CBCA Qld Branch Committee 2024
Government House
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CBCA Qld Book Week Brunch Celebration 2024 and raffle

Sunday 25 August 2024
Join CBCA Qld Branch for the 2024 Book Week Brunch - Reading is Magic. This will be a breakfast event on Sunday 25 August at The Loft, West End. Arrive by 9am for a 9.30 start. $35 admission includes light breakfast ( fresh fruit, danishes, croissants, tea / coffee) . Our special guests will be Sarah Armstrong and Brent Wilson who will confirm for us that Reading is Magic! Join us for some Book Week fun, connect with colleagues and share your Book week stories! Raffle tickets for fabulous illustrator art work and other prizes available for purchase, even if you can't attend.
The Loft
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2024 Readers Cup Mackay 9-10

Tuesday 16 July 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Mirani State High School
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2024 Readers Cup Central Highlands 5-6

Friday 14 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Clermont State School Hall
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2024 Readers Cup Brisbane South 7-8

Thursday 13 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Emmaus College
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2024 Readers Cup Ipswich 5-6

Thursday 13 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Blair State School
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2024 Readers Cup Somerset Lockyer 5-6

Wednesday 12 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Fernvale State School
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2024 Readers Cup South Burnett 5-6

Wednesday 12 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Taabinga State School Resource Centre
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2024 Readers Cup North Qld (Townsville) 5-6

Tuesday 11 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Southern Cross Catholic College Hall
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2024 Readers Cup North Qld (Townsville) 7-8

Tuesday 11 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Southern Cross Catholic College Hall
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2024 Readers Cup North Qld (Townsville) 9-10

Tuesday 11 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Southern Cross Catholic College Hall
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2024 Readers Cup Brisbane North 7-8

Tuesday 11 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
The Lakes College
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2024 Readers Cup Darling Downs Lockyer 7-8

Tuesday 11 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Highlands Christian College
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2024 Readers Cup Darling Downs 5-6

Tuesday 11 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Highlands Christian College
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2024 Readers Cup Sunshine Coast 5-6

Tuesday 11 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members if allowed by the region. $50 per team, non-members.
Immauel Lutheran College
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2024 Readers Cup Brisbane West 5-6

Tuesday 11 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
St Aidan's Anglican Girls School
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2024 Readers Cup Brisbane Bayside 5-6

Monday 10 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
TBA
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2024 Readers Cup South West Region 5-6

Monday 10 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members. Online participation available.
Charleville School of Distance Education,
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2024 Readers Cup Capricornia 7-8

Friday 7 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
The Cathedral College
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2024 Readers Cup Capricornia 9-10

Friday 7 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
The Cathedral College
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2024 Readers Cup Mackay 5-6

Thursday 6 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members if allowed by the region. $50 per team, non-members.
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Hall
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2024 Readers Cup Wide Bay Burnett 5-6

Thursday 6 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Xavier Catholic College
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2024 Readers Cup Far North Qld 5-6

Thursday 6 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. FNQ allows one team per school. It is free for CBCA Corporate members and $50 per team, non-members.
Edge Hill State School
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2024 Readers Cup Brisbane West 7-8

Thursday 6 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
St John's Anglican College
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2024 Readers Cup Brisbane Bayside 7-8

Thursday 6 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Moreton Bay College
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2024 Readers Cup Brisbane South 9-10

Wednesday 5 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Mt Gravatt State High School
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2024 Readers Cup FarNorthQld 7-8

Wednesday 5 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Smithfield State High School
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2024 Readers Cup Brisbane Central 5-6

Wednesday 5 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members if allowed by the region. $50 per team, non-members.
Bulimba State School
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2024 Readers Cup Brisbane North 5-6

Wednesday 5 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Kurwongbah State School Hall
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2024 Readers Cup Gold Coast 7-8

Tuesday 4 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Saint Stephen's College
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2024 Readers Cup Brisbane South 5-6

Tuesday 4 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members if allowed by the region. $50 per team, non-members.
Parklands Christian College
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2024 Readers Cup Mackay 7-8

Tuesday 4 June 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Mirani State High School Library
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2024 Readers Cup Sunshine Coast 7-8

Thursday 30 May 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
TBC
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2024 Readers Cup Wide Bay 7-8

Wednesday 22 May 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Rosedale State School
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2024 Readers Cup Capricornia 5-6

Wednesday 24 April 2024
Readers’ Cup has become a regular event on many school calendars since it began in 2004. The state wide competition is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Qld branch, designed to encourage students who enjoy reading, to work together as a team and then to compete in a quiz style competition. Enter your team now. Two teams free for CBCA Corporate members. $50 per team, non-members.
Frenchville State School
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CBCA Judges Talk - EC, PB, NI 2024

Tuesday 23 April 2024
Join us online to chat with two judges from across Australia and ask them questions about the CBCA Book of the Year Awards, the process and the books. We focus on Early Childhood, Picture Books and New Illustrator Categories. We hope that you will submit questions in advance, but questions can also be asked via the ZOOM chat room function.
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CBCA Judges Talk - OR, YR, EP 2024

Monday 22 April 2024
Join us online to chat with three judges from across Australia and ask them questions about the CBCA Book of the Year Awards, the process and the books. We focus on Older Readers, Younger Readers and Eve Pownall Categories. We hope that you will submit questions in advance, but questions can also be asked via the ZOOM chat room function.
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CBCA Qld Night of the Notables 2024

Tuesday 12 March 2024
Hear about the best new Australian children’s literature when we delve into the Notables List 2024 at this CBCA (Qld branch) event. Meet the Queensland judges Lotte ten Hacken (Picture Book and New Illustrator) and Tehani Croft, (Older Reader.) Copies of the full Notables List will be on display for your perusing pleasure and some authors will be attending. Tuesday 12 March 2024 from 6:00 pm.
Our Lady's College