For many years, ASO has made acquiring shortlisted books easier by supplying a large proportion of CBCA Shortlist titles before they are announced. In 2018 we are pleased to continue our SUBSCRIBER SHORTLIST GUARANTEE. If your ASO subscription has missed any of the announced shortlist titles from the relevant category*, we will make these missing titles available to our subscribers to purchase at an amazing 60% discount off RRP!

Why pay a subscription?

  • Best discounts.
  • Administration is simple: one transaction to receive the full year's selection.
  • Flexible payment options - send payment when your funds are allocated.
  • A subscription ensures your supply for the entire school year.
  • ASO will always credit if a book is not suitable.
  • Many of the selected titles appear on the CBCA shortlist following the year of publication, saving you time sourcing these titles.
  • ASO subscription customers will be provided with login details to access extra features on our website - monthly information about featured books, information about authors and illustrators, links to relevant websites and more. Subscription customers will also have access to back issues of Teacher Notes - an excellent resource for libraries and classrooms.
  • Free compendium for Primary and Secondary schools to store Teacher Notes.

Subscription is optional. You can still receive standing orders on an issue-by-issue basis.

* CBCA Shortlist Categories

    • ASO Preschool Subscription - Shortlist category Early Childhood
    • ASO Primary Picture Book Subscription - Shortlist category Picture Books
    • ASO Fiction Subscription - Shortlist category Younger Readers
    • ASO Nonfiction Subscription - Shortlist category Eve Pownall Award
    • ASO Secondary Subscription - Shortlist category Older Readers

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