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 Saturday, 22 July 2017

From the blog: Little Free Libraries

This week we find out about little free libraries that are springing up in the most interesting of places - including Devonport.

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Posted Saturday, 15 July 2017

From the blog: North American Influences

Join Maureen as she reports on a range of reading material explored whilst located in Canada. This is a great opportunity to broaden reading choices and expand horizons.

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Posted Saturday, 8 July 2017

Things that make you go hmmmmm

This week readers are challenged to consider gender bias in children’s literature with some useful starting points to assess you own bookshelves, and buying habits – is there a gap in your library?

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Posted Saturday, 1 July 2017

From the blog: Being published in the USA

Join Tasmanian author, Verity Croker, as she outlines the processes undertaken in bringing her latest novel, May Day Mine, to print, working with a publisher on the other side of the globe.

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Posted Saturday, 24 June 2017

From the blog: A literary desert? Ecology meets creativity at the NT Writers' Festival, Alice Springs

Tasmanian writer, Nicole Gill, provides a snapshot of significant moments during her recent participation in a writers’ festival based in Alice Springs where the allure of the outback is evocatively captured. Certainly some desert inspiration is evident!

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Events calendar

18 Aug  Book of the Year announcements Read more

18 Aug  Book of the Year Awards dinner Read more

Latest newsletter

Our March issue is full of interesting material.

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Reading Time Online

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