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

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Book of the Year Awards 2020

Shortlist 2020

Notables 2020

Latest news (please scroll)

From the blog: We All Have a Story to Tell

Felicity Sly explores the underlying drive to ‘tell a story’ that compels and shapes the tales that emerge and get released to the world. Grab some inspiration to start the next story.

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From the blog: Introducing the President of CBCA Tasmania

Steve Martin has been involved with CBCA Tasmania in recent years and has been active in his promotion of reading and literacy in the north-west of Tasmania. Steve has kindly shared some snapshots of influencing factors and drivers to lead the branch as we celebrate and promote children’s literature and reading.

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From the blog: Hans Christian Andersen Award nominees for 2022

Every alternate year, IBBY (International Board of Books for Young People) recognises an author and an illustrator for their lasting contribution to the world of children’s literature. Nella Pickup shares some insights on the Australian nominees for HCA 2022: Margaret Wild for writing and Tohby Riddle for illustration.

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From the blog: The Snowball Effect

Emma Nuttall shares a powerful classroom reading experience steeped in free choice and reading for pleasure inspired by the works of Morris Gleitzman. This is an inspiring piece that demonstrates how current research on the power of student choice is being played out in a Tasmanian school.

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Events calendar

Book Week 2021: August 21-27


Art work by Shaun Tan



Book Week Special Edition

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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)