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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).

Current Events

Past Events

  • Between Friday 19 February 2021 and Friday 31 December 2021
    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 together with a biennial National Conference focussing on children's literature are important ways of achieving this aim. Join our organisation or renew your membership now. (PLEASE NOTE MEMBERSHIPS FROM 2020 ARE HONOURED UNTIL 31/12/2021)
    CBCA Qld Branch
  • Tuesday 2 March 2021
    Hear about the best new Australian children’s literature when we unveil the CBCA Notables List 2021. Copies of the full Notables List will be on display for your perusing pleasure. Tuesday 2 March 2021 from 6:00 pm.
    State Library of Qld,
  • Tuesday 25 May 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Hillcrest Christian College
  • Thursday 27 May 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    St Mary's College
  • Tuesday 1 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Saint Stephen's College
  • Tuesday 8 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Fitzgerald State School
  • Tuesday 8 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Xavier Catholic College - Goa Performance Centre
  • Tuesday 8 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Leichhardt State School
  • Wednesday 9 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Hilder Road State School Hall
  • Wednesday 9 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Rosedale State School
  • Wednesday 9 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Cairns State High School Library
  • Wednesday 9 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Padua College - La Cordelle Hall
  • Thursday 10 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Redlands College TBC
  • Thursday 10 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    White Rock State School
  • Thursday 10 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Fernvale State School
  • Thursday 10 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Fernvale State School
  • Thursday 10 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    San Damiano Centre, St Anthony's Catholic College
  • Thursday 10 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    The Library, St Anthony's Catholic College, Assisi Campus,
  • Thursday 10 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    The Library, St Anthony's Catholic College, Assisi Campus,
  • Thursday 10 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Immanuel Lutheran College Worship Centre
  • Monday 14 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Charleville School of Distance Education
  • Monday 14 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Victoria Point State School
  • Tuesday 15 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Clermont State School Hall,
  • Tuesday 15 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    The Glennie School Junior Years Assembly Hall
  • Tuesday 15 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    The Glennie School Junior Years Assembly Hall
  • Wednesday 16 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    St Augustine's College
  • Wednesday 16 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Mirani State High School
  • Wednesday 16 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Algester State School
  • Wednesday 16 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Biloela State High School
  • Wednesday 16 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Biloela State High School
  • Wednesday 16 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Frenchville State School, School Activity Centre
  • Thursday 17 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Immanuel Lutheran College
  • Thursday 17 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Cavendish Road State High School
  • Monday 21 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Kurwongbah State School Hall
  • Wednesday 23 June 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Taabinga State School Resource Centre
  • Thursday 15 July 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Hillcrest Christian College
  • Wednesday 21 July 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Mirani State High School Library
  • Thursday 29 July 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Redlands College (TBC)
  • Thursday 29 July 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    Nambour State College
  • Tuesday 3 August 2021
    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. Free for CBCA Corporate members. $40 per team, non-members.
    St Mary's College
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