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Clayton’s Night

Clayton’s Night is held annually in the month before the official CBCA shortlist is announced. Guest judges are asked to look at the entries from each year and pick a personal ‘best of’. They don’t have any correspondence with the official judges, and their selections are their own. In addition, each of the guest judges…

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2015 bookweek

Book Week

Book Week has had a slogan since 1945, but until 1987 Branches created their own posters to illustrate the themes and promote events. Since 1987 there has been a national theme which is chosen at the CBCA AGM and voted on by members of the National Council. Artwork is developed by the winner of the…

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The CBCA Victorian Branch presents two awards each year. The Leila St John Award is presented to an individual in recognition of their services to children’s literature in Victoria. The 2014 recipient was Jo Goodman. The Crichton Award for Children’s Book Illustration is awarded to a first-time children’s book illustrator. The most recent winner was Michael Camilleri for his book…

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Committee as of 7 May 2015 President Chris Oughtred Vice Presidents Meg Moores & Kate O’Donnell Secretary Dan Moore Treasurer Geraldine Woolnough Committee Ngaire Brown Robyn Burke Emma Hewitt Margot Hillel Deborah Marshall Sarah Mayor Cox Mary Moore Chris Pearce Julia Petricevic  Lyn White Regional Directors Bairnsdale: Karen Fleischer Ballarat: Deborah Marshall Bendigo: Sarah Mayor…

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Contact Us

The Children’s Book Council of Australia, (Victorian Branch) Inc. ABN 49 659 828 173 Email (or use contact form below) vic@cbca.org.au Postal Address P.O. Box 781, Kew, Victoria, 3101 CBCA Victoria Office 57 Canterbury Road, Canterbury, 3126 Phone: 1300 360 436 Fax: 1300 727 990 Social Networking Why don’t you join us on Facebook? Or…

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