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

Find the 2017 Shortlist here.

Latest news (please scroll)

Posted Monday, 22 May 2017

From the blog: Hey diddle diddle, you all know the riddele - It's time for a story!

The National Simultaneous Storytime is a highlight of Library & Information Week. Join Jessica Marston as she outlines the event, introduces this year's selected story and shares some ideas to get involved and be entertained with the wonderful The Cow Tripped Over the Moon this Wednesday, the 24th May.

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Posted Sunday, 14 May 2017

From the blog: Combining book collections leads to new finds

Join Jackie this week as she considers the hidden treasures that are discovered when sharing and merging book collections. Blue Fin is the gem that she has just unearthed in her husband's personal library.

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Posted Sunday, 7 May 2017

The sad buy maybe happy tale of bunny and bettong

This week, Tasmanian author, Anne Morgan, provides useful and informative insights on collaborating with illustrators with practical strategies to increase the likelihood of publication.

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Posted Saturday, 29 April 2017

Finding a Home for Preloved Books

At some point, most of us need to weed our book collections, and make some hard decisions on what to keep and what to do with those preloved copies that others are sure to enjoy. Read about Patsy’s dilemma, and share any suggestions with a comment on her post.

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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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Events calendar

13 Jun  Tasmanian CBCA Judges' Talks - Hobart Read more

18 Jun  Tasmanian CBCA Judges' Talks - Launceston 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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