Delivery Times: As CBCA Children's Book Week approaches we often receive a high number of last-minute orders. To avoid disappointment we recommend you place your order as soon as possible. Please be aware that Australia Post delivery times for standard delivery are between 3 and 6 business days (and sometimes more) depending on your State. We cannot guarantee that orders placed after 10am Monday 14 August will arrive in time for the start of Children's Book Week on 18 August. We offer an Express shipping option for your convenience.
This year we have Freya Blackwood, one of Australia’s most talented children’s illustrators, to thank for our beautiful Book Week theme poster. Her joyous and dream-like scene, rendered in soft watercolours, shows children of different ages and interests travelling by horseback, bicycle and even a pig to join a whale, a mermaid and a flock of fish in the sky.
Freya’s work has garnered many awards including CBCA Book of the Year in the Picture Book (2015), Early Childhood (2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015) and Younger Reader (2015) categories and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal (2010).
I never dared imagine that one day I might be an illustrator, let alone an illustrator asked to create the poster artwork for Book Week. Book Week was the most memorable event of the school year. So illustrating this year's poster was an amazing and nerve-wracking privilege.
The theme ‘Escape To Everywhere’ immediately made me think of the fantastical. But after consideration, I decided to take my love of drawing people doing everyday things and show them escaping their ordinary lives to a parallel place of wonder.
Purchase Orders: Schools, libraries and other public institutions wishing to order merchandise with a purchase order, please contact your state branch office and request their order form.