The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Tasmanian Branch

Welcome to the CBCA (Tasmanian Branch) Inc. website

2019 Executive elected on October 27, 2018

Your 2019 executive are:
President - Leanne Rands
Vice President - Renee Chettle
Secretary - Pennii Purton
Treasurer - Felicity Sly

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Membership for 2019

Join or renew now to support the volunteer operations of CBCA Tas branch.

Personal or institution membership forms can be accessed here.

Announcement of the Notable and Shortlists for the Book of the Year Awards

Winner and Honour Books: August 16, 2019 NoonBOTY 2019 social media banner.jpeg

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Posted Saturday, 17 August 2019

From the blog: Northern Primary Readers' Cup - Celebrating Readers

Schools in and around Launceston have been participating in readers’ cup challenges since 2002. Anne Donnelly shares the highlights and tensions of the recent primary school competition.

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Posted Saturday, 10 August 2019

From the blog: It's Story Time

Exciting things are happening at the National Library of Australia with a new exhibition commencing on the 22 August. This week Dr Belle Alderman AM shares insights into this exciting collaboration with the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature and a taste of what’s happening during the exhibition which runs until 9 February 2020. A calendar event for Canberrans and visitors to our national capital.

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Posted Sunday, 4 August 2019

From the blog: Hunting for Board Books

Are you seeking board books for the very young? Nella provides some starting points and things to consider when seeking books that withstand rereading and young hands manipulating them.

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Posted Sunday, 28 July 2019

From the blog: Moon Landing

A momentous anniversary is celebrated through children’s literature. Coral Tulloch, illustrator of Touch the Moon, shares personal insights on the event and the crafting of this special picture book. Wonderful collaborations with Phil Cummings and others are brought to life in this week’s post.

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Posted Sunday, 21 July 2019

From the blog: The word and the image: Lyndon Riggall offers some thoughts on picture books

Lyndon explores his strong engagement with picture books and some inspirational works that feed his love of this art form.

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Events calendar

Book Week Events Save the Date

North/North West: Monday, August 21

High Tea: 5:00 - 7:00 @ Don College Exposures Restaurant

Guest Speakers Julie Hunt and Dale Newman

Event information and booking

South: to be advised

Book Week 2019: Merchandise is now available for ordering. Visit our Merchandise page

We have special offers for current Institutional and Personal/Concession members

Readers Cup 2019

Southern Events have now been held. A report will appear in our next Newsletter

Readers Cup Information Booklet


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