The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Tasmanian Branch

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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Morris the Laureate

This week children’s author Morris Gleitzman was announced as the new Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018-1019 by the Australian Children’s Literature Alliance. Join Lyndon Riggall as he shares his delight with their choice of appointment.

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Sunday, 11 February 2018

Showcasing Tasmanian children’s book creators

The works of four outstanding Tasmanian illustrators are on show at Kingston LINC throughout February. Gay McKinnon shares insights into the stories behind the artistry.

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Sunday, 4 February 2018

Nothing to fear, but fear itself?

This week Felicity provides a thought provoking post about the place of fear in children’s literature.

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Sunday, 28 January 2018

The Story of Ferdinand revisited

This week Chris explores a comparison between the 1936 picture book and the new release feature length movie 'Ferdinand'...

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Sunday, 21 January 2018

My Reading Year in Review

Maureen sums up her 10 favourite reads from 2017, with a 'note to self' that she plans to read more books for younger readers during this year.

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Saturday, 16 December 2017

From the blog: Christmas magic through digital storytelling

Our final post for 2017 brings together a selection of the editor's favourite Christmas messages delivered via stories and commercials. Sit back, watch and enjoy. Merry Christmas! Add a comment to add another.

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Saturday, 9 December 2017

From the blog: Still doing the writing?

This week to Sally Odgers is our guest author. A Tasmanian writer whose books have been an integral part of many Tasmanian households. Sally shares her passions, quirky humour and long-time passion with all things bookish.

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Saturday, 2 December 2017

Fronm the blog: Water – an artistic challenge

Join Lois Bury, Bruny Island resident and artist, as she shares some of the challenges and techniques applied when illustrating the soon to be published Quentin the Quoll on Bruny Island.

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Saturday, 25 November 2017

From the blog: Jumping back on to the Write Road.

This week Johanna Baker-Dowdell focuses on a creative writing endeavour with primary students undertaken with with the expertise of Tasmanian author, Lian Tanner.

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Saturday, 18 November 2017

From the blog: On my processing trolley…

The end of the school hear heralds the closure of library budgets - Tania shares some last minute picture book gems she has picked up from her local bookshop.

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