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

We welcome enquiries. Please go to our contacts page.

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 Shortlist has been announced!  Find the 2017 Notable Books here.

Find the 2017 Shortlist here.

Latest news (please scroll)

Posted Sunday, 23 April 2017

A Muse on Childhood Reading Experiences and Books of the Past

This week Gina reflects on the books she enjoyed as a child and considers there relevance today – can they ignite a passion for reading?

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Posted Saturday, 8 April 2017

From the blog: On representation in children’s literature

Guest blogger, Kate Gordon, is well known for her YA stories that present interesting and diverse characters in various Tasmanian settings – past and present. Kate is fascinated by identity and the importance of readers and characters being able to connect within the pages of the books and their stories.

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Posted Sunday, 2 April 2017

From the blog: Reading in the secondary school library

This week, Pennii provides a window into the reading life of the library technician in a large secondary school library. Discover how this rich reading background is harnessed to inspire teen readers and bring literature into classrooms.

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Posted Sunday, 26 March 2017

From the blog: 2017 Reading Challenge - A personal list

Earlier this year the blog introduced the idea of a bingo reading card. This week Nella has crafted her own list of genres and foci and identified the texts she plans to read. Some great inspiration and ideas for your Reading Bingo card.

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Posted Sunday, 19 March 2017

Frome the blog: Reading the Literacy Problem in Tasmania

Lyndon Riggall offers a thoughtful and challenging examination of literacy achievement (or the lack thereof) in Tasmania. Heed his call to all those engaged with children to work towards addressing the problems.

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Events calendar

28 Jun  Reader's Cup, Senior Competition Read more

29 Jun  Reader's Cup, Junior Competition Read more

18 Aug  Book of the Year announcements Read more

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Our March issue is full of interesting material.

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