What is the CBCA Book Week?
Each year since 1945 the CBCA 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.
Each year there is a different theme upon which to focus the celebrations. The 2022 theme is ...
What are the CBCA Book Awards?
Established with the first awards in 1946, the annual CBCA Book of the Year Awards aim to:
What do the judges look for?
CBCA Judges assess entries primarily for:
Welcome to the Hutchins Choice Awards
All students in the Early Learning Centre and Junior School will be involved in critically evaluating the 2022 shortlisted books from the following categories.
ELC to Year 3 - Early Childhood Shortlist
Year 4 to Year 5 - Eve Pownall Award (Information Books) Shortlist
We encourage you to explore the books in all the categories by clicking on the tabs at the top of this page.
Hutchins Book Week Dress Up Day
Stay tuned for information about the Hutchins Book Week Dress Up Day.
On this day, we encourage all students to dress up either using inspiration from this year’s theme, Dreaming with Eyes Open, or as their favourite book character.
We know that dress up days sometimes put pressure on families to create fabulous outfits, therefore we have a couple of suggestions for you:
• Be creative! Social media platforms such as Pintrest have fabulous suggestions.
• Please do not buy or hire a costume.
• Raid dress up boxes, either your own or those belonging to family and friends.
• Your child may have PE on this day. If so, please ensure their costume does not impede their participation in PE.