The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Tasmanian Branch

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AGM Elects new Executive and Committee

Congratulations to our new CBCA Tasmania Executive and Committee members. Your new Executive is:
President - Leanne Rands
Vice President -
Secretary - Pennii Purton
Treasurer and Merchandise Officer - Felicity Sly

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Membership for 2018

A reminder to finalise your 2018 personal or institution membership to support the volunteer operations of CBCA Tas branch.

Announcement of the Notable and Shortlists for the Book of the Year Awards

The 2018 Notables list has been announced. The 2018 Short List was announced on March 27.  See more on the national website.

Latest news (please scroll)

Posted Monday, 24 September 2018

From the blog: Shine Mountain Gleams in the Limelight

Book launches are special – a magical way to gain insights into a book through the eyes of another. This week, Patsy Jones shares her recent Hobart book launch experience for Julie Hunt’s much anticipated Shine Mountain – and exposes a little bit of herself and of the book launcher as well. Post

Posted Sunday, 16 September 2018

From the blog: Wonderous Wonderland

With a bit of meandering at the start, Jennie shares her recent visit to Wonderland, Alice’s magical world in the heart of Melbourne.

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Posted Saturday, 8 September 2018

From the blog: Words, glorious words

Enjoy the magic of words in this engaging post by New Zealand children’s author Kyle Mewburn. Kyle is heading to Tasmania for next week’s Tamar Valley Writers’ Festival and this post gives us a glimpse of what we can expect – captivation and lots of fun!

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Posted Tuesday, 4 September 2018

From the blog: Like a duck paddling…behind the scenes at Tamar Valley Writers Festival

This week Nella gives us the long view of an event like the Tamar Valley Writers Festival, from early planning to a mere 10 sleeps away – don’t forget to check out the program link!

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Posted Sunday, 26 August 2018

Fom the blog: Book Week Close to Home

Tasmanian schools have revelled during last week in various takes and interpretations of finding their treasure. Share the fun and admire the creativity as we catch a snapshot of some fantastic displays and activities.

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Events calendar

Book Week 2018

Readers Cup 2018

Latest newsletter

The first newsletter for 2018 is now available: - March 2018.

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