Book Week 2021

Book Week 2021


Congratulations to our Book Week Competition winners!

Book Review Competition Winners

Heidi Rayner

Oliver Stratford

Toby Williams

Caleighse Robb

Ollie W

Toby Longshaw

Book Week Drawing Competition Winners

Paige Hegarty

Casey Bond

Harry McDonald

Maddox Watkins

Moriarty Bates

Carte Spinks

Well done! We had so many wonderful entries.

Each year since 1945 the Children’s Book Council of Australia has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children's authors and illustrators.

Congratulations to all the winners... Authors, Illustrators and Publishers!

Find all the winners and honours recipients here

Book of the Year: Older readers  The end of the world is bigger than love by Davina Bell

Book of the Year: Younger readers: Aster's good, right things by Kate Gordon

Book of the Year: Early childhood: No! Never!  by Libby Hathorn & Lisa Hathorn-Jarman, ill. Mel Pearce

Picture Book of the Year: How to make a bird by Matt Ottley, text. Meg McKinlay

The Eve Pownall Award: Dry to dry: the seasons of Kakadu by Pamela Freeman, ill. Liz Anelli

CBCA Award for New Illustrator: This small blue dot by Zeno Sworder


Theme: Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds

Dates: Term 3: August 21-27

Artwork: Shaun Tan

For more information on CBCA Book Week visit CBCA 

Each year we invite local schools to our branch libraries to participate in Book Week and to learn about the library. Unfortunately due to COVID19 restrictions, we are unable to welcome classes this August. In place of these visits, we will be running two separate competitions for children to participate in. 

Drawing competition for 5-8 years

Drawing Competition Book Week 2021

Book review competition for 9-12 years

Book Review Competition Book Week 2021

A selection of the best submissions will be posted on the library webpage after Book Week, for the community to see. Your entry could also win you a $20 book voucher! There will be 6 vouchers available for each age group. 

Competitions are proudly supported by The Friends of Wingecarribee Libraries