Welcome to the CBCA (Tasmanian Branch) Inc. website

2021 Executive elected on November 7, 2020

Your 2021 executive are:
President - Steve Martin
Vice President - Roxanne Steenbergen
Secretary - Michelle Chapman
Treasurer and Public Officer - Felicity Sly

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Membership for 2021

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

From 2019-2022 CBCA Tas has been awarded a Federal Government Grant to support Book Week Activities. As part of this grant, members are entitled to a funded Creator workshop. See our Membership and Creators pages for further information.

Personal or institution membership forms can be accessed here.

Book of the Year Awards 2021

Winners 2021

Shortlist 2021 

Notables 2021

Shortlist banner 2021

Latest news (please scroll)

From the blog: 50 years of Tasmanian children’s books and their creators

A special post this week from Nella Pickup to join with her to celebrate 50 years of the Launceston Library building (and 179 years of library services in Launceston) by reading wonderful children’s books created by Tasmanians. There are so many to choose from and you are invited to add this list through the comments feature.

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From the blog: Creating Worlds: Narelda Joy - Artist in Residence

Tasmanian illustrator Narelda Joy participated in an artist in residence creative arts program with students at Yolla District School. Students explored elements of the Book Week theme with an amazing collage wall frieze, the outcome of the students’ collaborative efforts. What an amazing way to celebrate Book Week.

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From the blog: Book Week 2021 – Tales from the Inside!

A fitting follow up from the buzz of kicking off Book Week in last week’s post, Emma Nuttall shares her school’s celebrations over the course of the week with some inspirational and memorable activities to harvest in the future. What a wonderful finale for CBCA Book Week 2021!

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From the blog: It’s Book Week!!! Let the Fun Begin

Did you pick a winner? Join Loretta as she revels in the buzz of Book Week – the fun of dressing up as a favourite character and remembering magic moments with special books from past winners as a timely reminder to celebrate the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s 75th birthday.

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From the blog: Review: The Ballad of Melodie Rose

Tales of Direleafe Hall continue with the recently released The Ballad of Melodie Rose, by Tasmanian author Kate Gordon. Anne Morgan has been lucky enough to read the latest addition and shares her thoughts on the book, the series, Kates’ writing and her contribution to the growing list of Tasmanian children’s and YA writers and illustrators. Anne has published a review of the book on her website and granted permission for it to be shared on the CBCA Tasmania blog as well.

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Events calendar

CBCA Tas Annual General Meeting

Saturday October 30 2021

10:30 am

HOBART: Venue to be confirmed

Book Week 2022: August 20-26

Dreaming with eyes open....

Art work by Jasmine Seymour

see Announcement

see EVENTS page



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Online Resources

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

Links to book related activities from the Kid Lit blog

Audible resources free whilst schools closed

Cloudyseas activities (Coral Tulloch facebook)