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

The Short List will be announced on the 28th March.

Latest news (please scroll)

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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Posted Sunday, 12 March 2017

Flis’s Books of Influence

Flis reflects significant children's books that influenced her in her formative years and continue to shape her interactions.

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Posted Sunday, 5 March 2017

From the blog: A Learning Community: Devonport Council's Aspirations

Devonport Council sets a bedrock for a learning community through the Devonport Community Live & Learn Strategy. Mayor, Steve Martin, outlines some key initiatives including innovative strategies to establish reading and literacy as a core expectation in the current Devonport Year of Literacy. It is not too late to register for the Building Brighter Stronger Families Conference next Saturday, 11 March.

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Posted Sunday, 26 February 2017

What’s Going on in Your Mind When You Read a Story?

From the blog: Amanda considers her personal reading strategy of visualisation – to picture and imagine the story's events – and her discovery that this is not a natural occurrence for many students. Read on to discover how visualisation contributes to understanding and engagement with the text and characters?

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Events calendar

30 Mar  Share notable and short list titles Read more

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 October issue is full of interesting material.

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