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

Latest news (please scroll)

Posted Sunday, 14 July 2019

From the blog: Interesting Thoughts Whilst Packing CBCA Book Week Merchandise

Felicity Sly is Merchandise Officer for CBCA Tas Branch and a Teacher Librarian at Don College in Devonport. The artwork of a previous Picture Book of the Year Award winner, Bob Graham, adorns the 2019 Book Week merchandise. Worthy inspiration for this week’s post.

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Posted Sunday, 7 July 2019

From the blog: Working in collaboration

Join Tasmanian author and illustrator team, Tahnee McShane and Mary-Ann Orchard, as they share their creative collaborations to bring Annabel and Turtle to life.

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Posted Sunday, 30 June 2019

From the blog: Enduring Love of Books

Join Johanna Baker-Dowdell and her personal insights as she interviews Dr Robin Morrow AM.

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Posted Sunday, 23 June 2019

From the blog: Picture books that enrich and foster literate lives

Jenni Connor, recognised education consultant, shares her rich knowledge of children’s literature to make curriculum connections to four stunning Australian picture books dealing with fire and its devastating aftermath.

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Posted Sunday, 16 June 2019

From the blog: Young Dark Emu

This week Patsy Jones gives us an excellent overview of Young Dark Emu Bruce Pascoe’s younger readers’ version of Dark Emu, which he discussed in a session at the CBCA National Conference in Canberra on June 1st. Mary Blake emailed notification of its arrival at the Aboriginal Education Library on May 21.

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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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