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

We welcome enquiries. Please go to our contacts page.

Membership for 2019

Early membership for 2019 includes the remainder of 2018. 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

Notables: Feb 26, 2019 7pm

Short List: Mar 26, 2019  Noon

Winner and Honour Books: August 16, 2019 Noon

Latest news (please scroll)

Posted Saturday, 10 November 2018

From the blog:

Nella shares a rare treat when she viewed the IBBY Honour List at a recent event in Canberra.

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Posted Monday, 5 November 2018

From the blog: Emily Conolan – It's all about choice

At the recent CBCA Tasmania AGM were lucky to have Emily Conolan come and talk to members about her new series The Freedom Finders (released April 2018).

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Posted Sunday, 28 October 2018

From the blog: When kids read a bout a challenging situation

Join Tania this week as she shares experiences when students have been challenged by the content in the books they have been reading and the opportunities for thoughtful conversations that arise.

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Posted Monday, 22 October 2018

From the blog: The Power of a Good Book

Another wonderful story from the Tamar Valley Writer’s Festival about the increased opportunities for authors and readers to communicate with each other and the enrichment to both that can follow.

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Posted Sunday, 14 October 2018

From the blog: Find Your Treasure - Christina Booth

This week Christina Booth discusses her career as a writer and illustrator with particular reference to the busy-ness of Book Week and how she refers to her own special creative journey to ‘Find her Treasure’- ‘I started with some stories of my stolen beginnings…’

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Events calendar

Call for CBCA Judges 2020-2021

Nominations close November 30, 2018. See for details

Book Week 2019

Readers Cup 2018


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Reading Time Online

Visit the CBCA website to access Reading Time for children's book news and reviews.