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Literature for children and young adults

This guide promotes the development of teaching literature. Included text cover
  • Cross-curriclum priorities areas
  • Picture Books (early childhood, early to mid primary and mature readers)
  • Young adult fiction
  • Novels and Verse

The videos highlight texts' themes, value and use in teaching. The presenter is a librarian and representative of the CBCA. Library holdings of the texts are also included.

Using Literature in the Classroom

Sources for finding children's literature

CBCA logo: Since 1945 your connection to story






The CBCA is a great guide for selecting quality literature for children created by Australian authors and illustrators. 

View  the CBCA's 2019 Winners and Honours BooksShort List or Notables. You can also view Previous winners.

Reading Time is the CBCA's online journal with reviews, interviews and other current information and resources.