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 Sunday, 12 August 2018

From the blog: Inspiring STEM through Picture Books

This week we welcome NSW Teacher Librarian, Catherine Cattermole. Catherine combines two passions in her FaceBook site: Picture Book STEM. Providing students with a chance to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and using picture books as a springboard provides the ideas that fuel Catherine’s FB posts. This is National Science Week – here are some terrific ideas to delve into science through literature - including some CBCA shortlisted titles.

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Posted Sunday, 5 August 2018

From the blog: Fern Martins - illustrator

Inspired by Fern Martin’s stunning illustrations in Big Fella Rain, Maureen Mann set out to discover more about this indigenous artist who is also the director of the InhertianceArtDesign Studio.

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Posted Sunday, 29 July 2018

From the blog: Little People in Fur Coats

This week Lyndon Riggall considers the underlying inspiration in his current writing that is drawn from animals and the long held tradition of applying human characteristics to our 'furry' friends. Meet Walter the wombat along with some other familiar characters.

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Posted Sunday, 22 July 2018

From the blog: May Gibbs Creative Time Fellowship

This week, Tasmanian author, Julie Hunt, provides a window into her current projects to expand on the ideas presented in KidGlovz. She includes stunning first sketches from the illustrator, Dale Newman, as a foretaste of what is to come.

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Posted Sunday, 15 July 2018

From the blog: Lift the flap and discover a magical staircase

Join Jennie as she shares some literary snippets from her recent travels with some wonderful book and bookshop experiences at La Alhambra in Granada and the Livrario Lello in Porto.


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Book Week 2018

Readers Cup 2018

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

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