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
Pennii Purton - Secretary
Felicity Sly - Treasurer and Merchandise Officer

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Membership for 2017

A reminder to finalise your 2018 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.

Latest news (please scroll)

Posted Sunday, 18 February 2018

Morris the Laureate

This week children’s author Morris Gleitzman was announced as the new Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018-1019 by the Australian Children’s Literature Alliance. Join Lyndon Riggall as he shares his delight with their choice of appointment.

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Posted Sunday, 11 February 2018

Showcasing Tasmanian children’s book creators

The works of four outstanding Tasmanian illustrators are on show at Kingston LINC throughout February. Gay McKinnon shares insights into the stories behind the artistry.

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Posted Sunday, 4 February 2018

Nothing to fear, but fear itself?

This week Felicity provides a thought provoking post about the place of fear in children’s literature.

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Posted Sunday, 28 January 2018

The Story of Ferdinand revisited

This week Chris explores a comparison between the 1936 picture book and the new release feature length movie 'Ferdinand'...

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Posted Sunday, 21 January 2018

My Reading Year in Review

Maureen sums up her 10 favourite reads from 2017, with a 'note to self' that she plans to read more books for younger readers during this year.

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Check out our August issue for local branch activities, photos and reports, and more.  Our March issue is also full of interesting material.

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