The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Tasmanian Branch

Welcome to the CBCA (Tasmanian Branch) Inc. website


Join us at the CBCA 12th National Conference being held in Sydney at the Menzies Hotel on the 20th and 21st May.

Book online through Trybooking and take advantage of the Early Bird discount.

The full program and other details can be found at the CBCA 12th National Conference website.

Reading Time Online

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

Southern Tasmanian Schools Competition - Readers' Cup

The annual southern Readers' Cup competition registration is open for primary and secondary schools to enter their school team. Details are in the guidelines and on our events page. Please support this event. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to work in a team and compete against other schools in their knowledge of books.

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 Monday, 23 May 2016

Author Visit – Sarah Brennan

Chris Donnelly shares a wonderful author visit to Dominic College by Sarah Brennan, a Tasmanian born author based in Hong Kong. A wonderful experience for young students to learn about her books and for senior students to develop their own creative writing skills.

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Posted Monday, 16 May 2016

Finding Nan Chauncy’s Lorenny

Join Richard as he explores the geographical location of Nan Chauncy’s Lorenny series in the deep south west of Tasmania.

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Posted Tuesday, 10 May 2016

From the blog: Have You Got Your Hat Ready? - National Simultaneous Storytime 2016

Are you getting ready to enjoy NSS at your local public or school library? Jessica Marston has lots of ideas to inspire you participation - for teachers and teacher librarians to celebrate in school, and for parents to take their children to the local library on Wednesday 25 May. Don't forget to wear a hat!

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Posted Sunday, 1 May 2016

From the blog: An Interesting and Fun Book for Teachers and Students

Helen Rothwell provides a window into a classroom that is enriched through opportunities to engage with texts – in this case a wonderful visual spread of world history. Read on and find out 'What Happened when in the World'.

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Posted Sunday, 24 April 2016

From the blog: The Challenges of Counting Sheep!

Join Launceston based children's author and illustrator Christina Booth this week as she shares the challenges of bringing the germ of an idea into fruition as she reflects on her latest project: Too Many Sheep.

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Events calendar

19 Aug  Book of the Year - Awards announced

Latest newsletter

Our February 2016 issue is full of interesting material.

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