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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Posted Saturday, 30 November 2019

From the blog: Accidental Author

It was a treat to meet Sharon Booth at a recent local school library meeting and to listen to her speak about her work as an author and illustrator publishing under her pen name, Sharon J Yaxley. The Tasmanian settings for her stories provide a strong sense of place and her love of the Tasmanian landscape shines throughout her work.

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Posted Sunday, 24 November 2019

From the blog: Welcoming a new addition to the CBCA Tasmania team

During the recent branch AGM it was a pleasure to meet and greet a new member of the CBCA Tasmania committee. Victoria brings a wealth of experiences revolving around children’s literature that will benefit our work. Welcome on board Victoria Ryle.

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Posted Saturday, 16 November 2019

From the blog: Fiction and Mindset

This week Tahnee McShane draws on her teaching and writing experiences to consider how fiction can model positive and problem solving attitudes in young readers through the representation of a growth mindset in the characters and the way they face challenges.

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Posted Saturday, 9 November 2019

From the blog: Lessons Beyond Education

Imagine making a speech in parliament! Johanna Baker Dowdell was on hand to listen to high school students across Australia compete in the My First Speech competition where young Tasmanian, Clara Kim, came third in a field of 12 finalists.

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Posted Saturday, 2 November 2019

From the blog: Storytellers: Yes, that’s you!

Inspired by her involvement in the CBCA Tasmania’s Tasmanian Authors & Illustrators in Schools program, Christina Booth prompts us all to seek the inner storyteller within us all. It is little wonder that her school visits are inspirational!

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Book Week 2020: August 22 - 28

CURIOUS CREATURES, WILD MINDS

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