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CBCA ACT Branch Book Week Special:
August 2021

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Friday 20th August: Book Week winners announced
Wednesday 20th October: Reader's Cup

For a full list of events and details, go to the CBCA ACT website Events page.

Book of the Year


How quickly things change!  Unfortunately due to the ACT Lockdown, the announcement at the National Library will not be going ahead.  However, you can still take part in the National Announcement!

When: Friday 20th August
Where: The CBCA website

Hashtags to use this year:
#CBCA2021 (Awards and Shortlist posts)
#cbcashortlist2021 (Shortlist posts)
#OWNWOW (CBCA Book Week posts)
#BOYA75years (75th Anniversary of the BOYA posts)
#cbcareview and #cbcareadingtime (Reading Time posts)

Don't forget to click on the 'Read More' button next to the shortlist books for more information, notes and reviews.
Thank You Spotlight

Spotlight is a major sponsor of Book Week.  They have a wide range of costumes available and lots of materials for making costumes. For more information go to

More Book Week Opportunities
Pre-Announcement Special Event

From the CBCA NSW is their special Kids Book of the Year Event.  To register go to:  As a COVID special, this event is now free! 

When: 11.15am Friday 20th August. 
Followed by: National announcement at 12pm

For Primary students, Nat Amoore will be sharing her book "The right way to rock".  For Secondary students, Anna Whateley will be talking about her book 'Peta Lyre's rating normal". This is followed by students from across NSW will reviewing titles from  the Older Readers & Younger Readers category of the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.


Kids' Corner 

The latest edition of Kids' Corner is all about Book Week.  It has  reviews, poetry, songs, authors and illustrator chats and lots more!

ZART Art special

Don't forget, if you are a CBCA Member, there is the 30% discount for their online course.  The special discount code was sent out in a separate email last week.

For more information on their courses, go to Zart Art's Education page.
ACT Instagram Account

The CBCA ACT Instagram account: 
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CBCA Instagram Account

The Communications Subcommittee recently launched a new CBCA National Instagram account @cbcaustralia (@cbca was unavailable). This, along with our Facebook and Twitter accounts, will be used to communicate our key announcements and to share interesting and relevant content with our members and followers. Just a reminder to use the hashtag #CBCA2021 when promoting any events.

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