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.

Latest news (please scroll)

Posted Sunday, 22 October 2017

From the blog: Literature circles

Pennii introduces a literary technique to encourage students to read and respond to a diverse range of books through group engagements and roles that encourage discussion from multiple perspectives.

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Posted Sunday, 15 October 2017

From the blog: Enter Cello – A fantasy world with a difference

This week, discover the fantasy word of Cello crafted by young adult author Jaclyn Moriarty. Jackie deftly shares her love of this trilogy and provides plenty of hooks as she details the nuances of an alternative world and the trials and tribulations of teenagers displaced between Cello and Earth.

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Posted Sunday, 8 October 2017

From the blog: On my TBR pile

With some inspiration from past posts, Maureen Mann has returned to Australia to access and read some great Australian picture books that were sitting in her To Be Read pile. She shares her discoveries in this week's post.

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Posted Saturday, 30 September 2017

From the blog: Nothing beats a good book!

Jenni Connor brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to argue a case for the value of reading aloud to children. This week's post is a fitting follow up on sharing favourites, to explore the joys of oral reading to build a love of literature and language.

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Posted Sunday, 24 September 2017

From the blog: Some well-loved picture books

Patsy has found some gems on her bookshelf and shares ‘six of the best’ picture books worthy of hunting out – for both revisiting and discovery purposes.

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Events calendar

28 Oct  Annual General Meeting Read more

31 Oct  2018 Reader's Cup meeting Read more

Latest newsletter

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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