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

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Membership for 2019

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Personal or institution membership forms can be accessed here.

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

Winner and Honour Books: August 16, 2019 NoonBOTY 2019 social media banner.jpeg

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Posted Saturday, 14 September 2019

From the blog: This is not a fairytale - Jodi McAlister on Fantasy

Jodi McAlister, using her Valentine series as a springboard, poses an essential question about fantasy writing: ‘What’s it about?” Read on and discover the importance of a central theme and purpose and how these are pivotal to each title in the series.

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Posted Sunday, 8 September 2019

From the blog: Dawn Meredith – An Author’s Journey

Dawn Meredith reflects on her writing a career, from the first initial steps to her current status of a published and successful author. Her love of language shines through and she revels in the moments when “the words flowed like chocolate and it was a joy”. Residing in Tasmania, Dawn also harnesses technology to support her writing and publishing endeavours – read on for some tips and ideas.

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Posted Monday, 2 September 2019

From the blog: Ella and the Ocean by Lian Tanner, illustrated by Jonathan Bentley

Report on launch of Lian Tanner's first picture book at Hobart Bookshop, Sunday 4th August.

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Posted Saturday, 24 August 2019

From the blog: Nan Chauncy Award – a Book Week celebration

Maureen Mann shares the highlights of the Nan Chauncy Award and presentation to James Moloney at the 2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

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Posted Saturday, 17 August 2019

From the blog: Northern Primary Readers' Cup - Celebrating Readers

Schools in and around Launceston have been participating in readers’ cup challenges since 2002. Anne Donnelly shares the highlights and tensions of the recent primary school competition.

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Events calendar

Book Week Events Save the Date

North/North West: Monday, August 21

High Tea: 5:00 - 7:00 @ Don College Exposures Restaurant

Guest Speakers Julie Hunt and Dale Newman

Event information and booking

South: to be advised

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

Southern Events have now been held. A report will appear in our next Newsletter

Readers Cup Information Booklet


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