The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Tasmanian Branch

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Monday, 22 May 2017

From the blog: Hey diddle diddle, you all know the riddele - It's time for a story!

The National Simultaneous Storytime is a highlight of Library & Information Week. Join Jessica Marston as she outlines the event, introduces this year's selected story and shares some ideas to get involved and be entertained with the wonderful The Cow Tripped Over the Moon this Wednesday, the 24th May.

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

From the blog: Combining book collections leads to new finds

Join Jackie this week as she considers the hidden treasures that are discovered when sharing and merging book collections. Blue Fin is the gem that she has just unearthed in her husband's personal library.

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Sunday, 7 May 2017

The sad buy maybe happy tale of bunny and bettong

This week, Tasmanian author, Anne Morgan, provides useful and informative insights on collaborating with illustrators with practical strategies to increase the likelihood of publication.

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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Finding a Home for Preloved Books

At some point, most of us need to weed our book collections, and make some hard decisions on what to keep and what to do with those preloved copies that others are sure to enjoy. Read about Patsy’s dilemma, and share any suggestions with a comment on her post.

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

A Muse on Childhood Reading Experiences and Books of the Past

This week Gina reflects on the books she enjoyed as a child and considers there relevance today – can they ignite a passion for reading?

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Saturday, 8 April 2017

From the blog: On representation in children’s literature

Guest blogger, Kate Gordon, is well known for her YA stories that present interesting and diverse characters in various Tasmanian settings – past and present. Kate is fascinated by identity and the importance of readers and characters being able to connect within the pages of the books and their stories.

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Sunday, 2 April 2017

From the blog: Reading in the secondary school library

This week, Pennii provides a window into the reading life of the library technician in a large secondary school library. Discover how this rich reading background is harnessed to inspire teen readers and bring literature into classrooms.

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Sunday, 26 March 2017

From the blog: 2017 Reading Challenge - A personal list

Earlier this year the blog introduced the idea of a bingo reading card. This week Nella has crafted her own list of genres and foci and identified the texts she plans to read. Some great inspiration and ideas for your Reading Bingo card.

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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Frome the blog: Reading the Literacy Problem in Tasmania

Lyndon Riggall offers a thoughtful and challenging examination of literacy achievement (or the lack thereof) in Tasmania. Heed his call to all those engaged with children to work towards addressing the problems.

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Flis’s Books of Influence

Flis reflects significant children's books that influenced her in her formative years and continue to shape her interactions.

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