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 Sunday, 14 April 2019

From the blog: Jilda's Ark - A voyage of discovery

Join local Tasmanian author, Verity Croker, as she talks about her most recent young adult novel, Jilda’s Ark and a cruise that sails you into adventure and danger. Another gem that draws on the Tasmanian landscape in its setting.

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Posted Sunday, 7 April 2019

From the blog: New book reviews and a peek at personal book collection

This week Janet shares some of her favourite recent releases and also treats us with a glimpse of her personal book collection of Noah’s Ark Books – Wow! What an amazing array of beautiful and historic books she has gathered together.

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Posted Sunday, 31 March 2019

From the blog: Behind the scenes – Research informs fiction writing

Join Emily Conolan as she celebrates a personal writing milestone – 1 year as a published author – and provides behind the scene insights into research and investigation to underpin her next work in The Freedom Finders series.

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Posted Monday, 25 March 2019

mapali: Dawn Gathering (Ten Days on the Island)

Felicity Sly was privileged to be part of the choir involved in mapali: Dawn Gathering, the launch of 2019 Ten Days on the Island. mapali was led by Dave mangenner Gough, a Tasmanian Aboriginal descended from Dalrymple Johnson.[1]

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Posted Sunday, 17 March 2019

And furthermore: Part 2 of A Consequence of Censorship & Positive Action

Join Paul Collins as he continues his post from last week to raise concerns about students' access to great books and library services to encourage a love of reading and literature. Paul's post highlights a growing downturn in library services. Read on to hear from Holly Godfree and find out about a current campaign to highlight this issue. Consider how you can add to the momentum to bring school library services to the forefront. 

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Events calendar

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: Entries are open and close April 8

Southern Events:

Secondary: Tuesday June 18 @ Dominic College

Primary: Wednesday June 19 @ The Friends' School

Special Offer: Each school that registers for Readers Cup is entitled to a set of the titles (1 of each picture book; 2 of each novel) purchased via Hobart Bookshop.

This is as a result of Federal Government and Department of Education Grant

Readers Cup Information Booklet

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