The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Tasmanian Branch

Welcome to the CBCA (Tasmanian Branch) Inc. website

Book of the Year Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the winners of this year's awards for: Cloudwish, Soon, Mr Huff, Flight and Lennie the Legend. The list can be found at the CBCA Australia website.

Reading Time Online

Visit the wonderful CBCA website 'Reading Time' for children's book news and reviews.

Official CBCA Book Week Handbook

The Handbook has information about the shortlisted books, teacher's notes and classroom activities. Purchase a copy by using our merchandise form.

Hidden Stories

Celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day on the 7th September with the Hidden Stories events (Wednesday 7th & Sunday 11th) being organised by the CBCA Tas in partnership with the Tasmanian Writers' Centre. Tickets are now on sale through the TWC at their website and further information is on our Events page. See Tony Thorne's (TWC) wonderful poster here.


Membership for 2016

A reminder to please finalise your personal or institution membership to support the volunteer-run CBCA Tas branch.

Latest news (please scroll)

Posted Saturday, 20 August 2016

Children and Science

Penny visits the Festival of Bright Ideas 2016 in Hobart and wonders about children's books and science.

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Posted Sunday, 14 August 2016

Children's Literature in the Public Focus

Maureen talks about books that children should read by the age of 14, and asks for suggestions of ten books you think should be included in this list.

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Posted Monday, 8 August 2016

On the blog: "The Play's the Thing: Lyndon Reviews Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"

Lyndon tells us what's it's like to read the Harry Potter play

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Posted Sunday, 31 July 2016

From the blog: Stop Press: CBCA Tasmanian Branch at crossroads

Attention all book lovers – CBCA Tasmanian Branch Inc. needs you! If you live in Tasmania and have a passion for children's literature this post is for you.

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Posted Monday, 25 July 2016

From the blog: The Hidden Stories Forums

Jenni Connor reports on the forthcoming The Hidden Stories Forums - a significant cultural event that supports and celebrates Indigenous Literacy Day in Tasmania.

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Events calendar

7 Sep  Indigenous Literacy Day (ILD): Hidden Stories 'Broadening The Conversation'

11 Sep  Hidden Stories: Storytelling Afternoon 'Celebrating The Stories'

22 Oct  Branch Special General Meeting

15 Nov  Branch Annual General Meeting

15 Nov  Branch Annual General Meeting

Latest newsletter

Our June 2016 issue is full of interesting material.

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