Websites on Children’s Literature

The Children’s Book Council of Australia

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a volunteer run, not-for-profit organisation that was established in 1945. It is comprised of branches in all Australian States and Territories. Members are passionate regarding Australian children’s books, literature, authors, illustrations, and publishers. The CBCA aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.

There are local branches in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia.

Children and Young Adult’s Literature Websites

Websites A-H and I-Z

Australian Children’s Television Foundation
This organisation makes Australian children’s lives better through screen content that reflects Australian culture and values. Its values are inclusion, diversity, resilience, imagination, having fun and striving to be our best selves.

Community Early Learning Australia
Community Early Learning Australia™ (CELA) is the peak body for Australia’s early and middle childhood education sector. CELA believe all children deserve quality early education and care. Created by Community Child Care Co-operative, built on tradition and prepared for the future.  CELA’s mission is to amplify early learning’s value throughout Australia.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation
This site is run by a national book industry charity dedicated to lifting literacy levels in remote Indigenous communities, so all children across Australia have the same choices and opportunities.

Reading Australia

School Library Support
This site is run by the Department of Education, Western Australia and provides links to information on events, book week, book fairs and awards.

The Purple Crayon Children’s Editor Site
Information on writing, illustrating and publishing children’s books.

Electronic Journals
Please note these journals may require subscription:

The ALAN Review
Part of the Digital Library Archive – provides access to scholarly electronic serials that are peer reviewed, full text, and accessible without charge.

Booklist
American Library Association book review journal.

Good Reads

Horn Book
Publications about books for children and young adults.

The Lion and the Unicorn
Website of the John Hopkins University Press.