The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Tasmanian Branch


Judges' talks in Tasmania

Our two Tasmanian judges for 2017 are Karen Macpherson for Picture Book of the Year, and Helen Rothwell for the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books.  Karen and Helen will come together to present talks about the books in their respective categories, and their judging experiences, on the following dates:

Hobart: Tuesday 13th June, 4.30 pm, at Fahan School, Fisher Avenue, Lower Sandy Bay.

Launceston: Sunday 18th June, 1 pm at Petrarch's Bookshop, 89 Brisbane St, Launceston

Entry for CBCA members is free.  Non-members are welcome (entry by gold coin donation).  Please RSVP to

2017 Reader's Cup - Southern Schools Competition

The Reader's Cup, Senior Competition will be held on Wednesday, 28th June at 10 am at Mt Carmel College.  The Junior Competition will be held on Thursday, 29th June at 10 am at The Friends' School.

The information and registration form can be downloaded here.

For queries regarding the Senior competition, please contact Cheree Harcourt (

For queries regarding the Junior competition, please contact Meg Denman (

2017 Book of the Year

CBCA Tasmania is delighted to be hosting the 2017 Book of the Year Awards.  The awards will be celebrated at Government House Tasmania at 12 noon on Friday, August 18, hosted by our patrons, Her Excellency the Honourable Kate Warner and Mr Richard Warner.  Current members should secure their place on the list of official invitees by emailing before Friday 26th May.  As the guest list is required by Government House, no late RSVPs can be accepted. There will also be an Awards dinner on the Hobart waterfront on the evening of Friday August 18.  More information on the dinner will be posted when available.