Reading Challenges


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Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge                      

The Premiers’ Reading Challenge is a fun way of encouraging children to read. Premiers Reading Challenge books are easy to find.  Just look for the colour coded stickers on the book spine. You can also search for books, by age category, using the library website or visit Premiers' Reading Challenge


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CBCA Awards

The Children’s Book Council of Australia presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature. Every year Merri-bek City Libraries celebrates these books at storytimes.

Watch the special Shortlist announcement on Youtube  

Download the 2020 Shortlist in PDF CBCA Shortlist - 2020

Winner and Honour Books: Announced at noon AEDT on Friday, October 16, 2020.

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