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, 15 December 2018

From the blog: Great reads for Summer

Looking for some entertaining reading for the family this Summer? Check out Maureen’s suggestions and you’ll be sure to find something to intrigue the kids.

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Posted Sunday, 9 December 2018

Window Dressing for Christmas

From the blog: This week Jennie shares bits and pieces to make Christmas tinselly and shiny to help you all get into the Christmas spirit.

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Posted Saturday, 1 December 2018

From the blog: The Valentine Series by Jodi McAlister

Jodi McAlister engaged a large audience of teenagers and adults at the Tamar Valley Writer’s Festival, and many of us expressed an interest in following through on this series and bought copies of Valentine on the spot. Carol Fuller shares her response to this new YA series.

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Posted Sunday, 25 November 2018

From the blog: Best Book Buys for Christmas

Picking the perfect book for a Christmas gift can be a challenge. Make the choosing easier this year with this excellent selection, compliments of Janet from the Hobart Bookshop.

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Posted Saturday, 17 November 2018

From the blog: Giving voice to young writers

This week Kate Gross and Emily Bullock share an inspiring project that nurtures young Tasmanians in the creative process around creating stories - whether writing, illustrating, designing or publishing. You may also have something to offer to the group - worth thinking about!

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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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