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
Pennii Purton - Secretary
Felicity Sly - Treasurer and Merchandise Officer

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Membership for 2018

A reminder to finalise your 2018 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 2018 Notables list has been announced. The 2018 Short List was announced on March 27.  See more on the national website.

Latest news (please scroll)

Posted Sunday, 20 May 2018

From the blog: Three things I’ve learned about writing interactive fiction

Emily’s detailed description of the process of the writing and the wonderful experiences she had with all who advised, supported and instructed her shows a depth of feeling and intention to deliver a meaningful reading experience that is exemplary.

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Posted Monday, 14 May 2018

From the blog: National Simultaneous Storytime #NSS2018

Guest bloggers Sharon Molnar and Katie Stanley from Friends’ introduce this much-loved event and will contribute a follow-up blog post on June 2.

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Posted Sunday, 6 May 2018

From the blog: Creating colourful eBooks to stimulate problem-solving and imagination

Andrea Faith Potter describes her desire to write adventure stories where child characters can use their cleverness to solve their problems and help build resilience.


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Posted Sunday, 29 April 2018

From the blog: Again! Why Repetition is a Good Thing

Johanna strongly relates our joy of rereading our favourite books to the learning processes that children go through when learning to read with books that explain the world they know and the experiences they wish to engage in. We can all remember books that did that for us as children if we try.


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Posted Sunday, 22 April 2018

From the blog: Fremantle Literature Centre celebrates 25 Years in 2018!

Coral Tulloch, our very well-known Tasmanian author-illustrator, has frequently been involved with the Literature Centre in Fremantle, which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. She tells us about her experiences and some of the celebrations so far.

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Events calendar

20 Jun  Readers' Cup (Primary Schools) Read more

21 Jun  Readers' Cup (Secondary Schools) Read more

Latest newsletter

The first newsletter for 2018 is now available: - March 2018.

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