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Good news - all port macquarie-hastings library branches are now open (from 21st july - 9.30am). please note there will be no children's storytime.

Book Week – Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds

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Picture Book of the Year

CBCA Book Week 2021

21 – 27 August 2021

Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds

Each year across Australia, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week.

This Year’s Shortlist

The shortlisted books for the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards have been announced. Head to https://cbca.org.au/ to see if you can pick a winner!

Book of the Year Reading Challenge

Ages 0-18 years

We have a great selection of Shortlisted books this year, so register today for the Book of the Year Reading Challenge on Beanstack and tick off each book as you read it for your chance to win some great prizes. More information and registration access: mnclibrary.beanstack.org

Young Writers Short Story Competition

Ages 8-18 years

Feeling inspired to create a story of your own? Read something from the Shortlisted books for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards and get inspired to write your own wondrous tale. A selection of the best submissions will be posted on this webpage after Book Week, for the community to read, so get writing for your chance to be among the lucky few! Submit entries via the form below.

Multiple file upload is supported, however files collectively cannot be more than 5MB in total size.

Find out which books were last years winners in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards and borrow these books online through our library catalogue.

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