The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Tasmanian Branch

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AGM Elects new Executive and Committee

Congratulations to our new CBCA Tasmania Executive and Committee members. Your new Executive is:
Leanne Rands - President
Gina Slevec - Vice President
Gay McKinnon - Secretary
Felicity Sly - Treasurer and Merchandise Officer

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Membership for 2017

A reminder to finalise your 2017 personal or institution membership to support the volunteer operations of CBCA Tas branch.

Announcement of the Notable and Shortlists for the Book of the Year Awards

The BOTYA winners have been announced! Find the 2017 winners here.


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Posted Saturday, 16 September 2017

2017 Reading Challenge continues...

Earlier this year, Nella posted her personal reading list for the year covering a range of genres and types. She continues to challenge and encourage us to read outside our comfort zones and broaden our horizons. If you can't identify a title for each criteria then read on for some tasters from Nella's selections. There are some excellent leads for  further great reads from early childhood through to older teens to cap off the year. Are you up to the challenge?


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Posted Sunday, 10 September 2017

Creativity with Nature

From the blog: Join Coral Tulloch, Tasmanian illustrator and children's book creator, on her mission to bring students and the natural world together through an innovative Natural Pedagogy program in Western Australia.

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Posted Sunday, 3 September 2017

From the blog: All the Light We Cannot See

Leanne Rands has recently finished reading a book that she enjoyed so much that she had to write a blog post. Enjoy the post, find out about Anthony Doerr and All the Light We Cannot See and be inspired to dash out and get hold of a copy to read yourself.

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Posted Sunday, 27 August 2017

From the Blog: School Book Week Escapes

School's around Tasmania have celebrated Book Week in fine style since the announcement of the Book of the Year Awards. This week readers are treated to a visual delight that captures a range of displays and activities that focus on literature in all its diversity. Many thanks to the member schools who shared their experiences.

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Posted Sunday, 20 August 2017

From the blog: Book Week 2017 kicks off in Tasmania - BOTY Awards and Gala Dinner

What a wonderful start to Book Week for Tasmanians with the national awards being presented at Government House, presided over by Her Excellency the Governor; followed by a wonderful celebratory dinner on the Hobart waterfront. Read all about it!

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Events calendar

28 Oct  Annual General Meeting Read more

31 Oct  2018 Reader's Cup meeting Read more

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Our March issue is full of interesting material.

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