The Definitive Guide to the CBCA Awards

Simplify your purchasing decisions and help readers find books they'll love


The Book Curator’s Guide to the CBCA Book of the Year Awards offers detailed reviews of the titles in every category, including the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books and CBCA Award for New Illustrator (formerly the Crichton Award).

It is the only publication of its kind, making it incredibly useful for streamlining your purchasing decisions AND as an ongoing resource for matching readers with books they’ll love.

The awards longlist is announced on Tuesday 26th February, followed by the shortlist on 26th March. Your comprehensive CBCA Awards guide will be shipped during the week commencing Monday 1st April. The online version, complimentary to all librarians who order the print copy, will be accessible that same week. 

Order your copy of The Book Curator's Guide to the CBCA Awards now for just $29.95 with free postage, or take advantage of one of the following specials:

SPECIAL OFFER 1:  Ends 22nd March

Order the CBCA Awards Guide PLUS pre-order Book Week Ideas & Activities (RRP 39.95) for just $60 with free postage. Download your order form here

SPECIAL OFFER 2:  Ends 17th May

Pre-order Book Week Ideas & Activities for just $35 including free postage (RRP 39.95). Download your order form here

PLEASE NOTE: this publication is specifically designed for Primary Schools and is packed with great ideas, discussion prompts, activities and blackline masters, all based on each of the short list titles in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards (titles in the Older Readers category are not included).  

SPECIAL OFFER 3:  Ends 22nd March* 

Get discounted access to Book Curator membership for 2019 and you'll automatically receive the CBCA Book of the Year Awards guide free of charge. Members are also eligible to pre-order Book Week Ideas & Activities for just $29.95. * To take advantage of this offer, or for more information, please call Rachel Sweasey on 02 8985 9435 or email