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 Notable List will be announced on the 28th February and the Short List will be announced on the 28th March.

Latest news (please scroll)

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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Posted Monday, 20 February 2017

From the blog: The test of a good prequel

Join Jackie as she shares her thoughts on a new adventure set before the start of Ranger’s Apprentice series. Does The Battle of Hackham Heath add to the overall 'ranger' experience?

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Posted Thursday, 16 February 2017

From the blog: May Gibbs

This week Johanna takes us on a delightful walk down memory lane beneath the gumtrees and their lively inhabitants.

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Posted Sunday, 5 February 2017

Digital Multisensory Stories – for want of a better name

This week, Jennie shares a collection of web-published visual stories that she has gathered over the past year – sit back, relax, view, listen and engage - in some multisensory reading.

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Posted Sunday, 29 January 2017

From the blog: In search of my favourite book

Patsy Jones reflects on a dearth of books in her childhood and tipping points for change with the entrance of the works of Hesba Fay Brinsmead leading to a working life surrounded by books.

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Events calendar

28 Feb  BOTYA Notable books announcement

28 Mar  BOTYA Shortlist books announcement

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Our October issue is full of interesting material.

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