The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Tasmanian Branch

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2020 Executive elected on November 2, 2019

Your 2020 executive are:
President - Leanne Rands
Vice President - Victoria Ryle
Secretary - Position Vacant
Treasurer - Felicity Sly

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Latest news (please scroll)

Posted Saturday, 15 February 2020

From the blog: Discover! A selection of information books that explore the sciences.

Botany, anthropology, zoology and geology! Patsy Jones shares some titles for young and teenage readers with inquiring minds to discover more about our world – past and present.

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Posted Saturday, 8 February 2020

From the blog: An Epistolary Collection

This week Felicity Sly shares her passion for letters, letter writing and stories told through letters. A post that celebrates past gems and also introduces some different titles that reflect the power of this format to speak to readers at a personal level.

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Posted Saturday, 1 February 2020

From the blog: Connecting readers with creators – a dynamic partnership

Leanne Rands, President of CBCA Tasmania, starts the year with information about the Author and Illustrator School Visits program with information on its purpose, how to get involved and some reflections from the highly successful first year, running in 2019.

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Posted Sunday, 15 December 2019

From the blog: Christmas Books – A Celebratory Collection

A fitting wrap up for our 2019 blog offerings, Janet Grecian provides another window into her amazing book collection with a selection of Christmas stories – historical, current and times in between.

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Posted Sunday, 8 December 2019

From the blog: Valuing our local literary talent

As the school year draws to a close, Tasmanian illustrator, Coral Tulloch, highlights the value of the current CBCA Authors and Illustrators in Schools Program and how this has helped expose Tasmanian schools to local talent rather than relying on visiting authors from further afield to enrich children’s reading experiences. Coral also provides some thoughtful ideas to maximise the success of author and illustrator visits.

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Book Week 2020: August 22 - 28


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