The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Tasmanian Branch

Welcome to the CBCA (Tasmanian Branch) Inc. website

AGM Elects new Executive and Committee

Congratulations to our new CBCA Tasmania Executive and Committee members. Your new Executive is:
Leanne Rands - President
Gina Slevec - Vice President
Pennii Purton - Secretary
Felicity Sly - Treasurer and Merchandise Officer

We welcome enquiries. Please go to our contacts page.

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, 22 April 2018

From the blog: Fremantle Literature Centre celebrates 25 Years in 2018!

Coral Tulloch, our very well-known Tasmanian author-illustrator, has frequently been involved with the Literature Centre in Fremantle, which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. She tells us about her experiences and some of the celebrations so far.

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Posted Monday, 16 April 2018

From the blog: Lest We Forget – Picture Books for ANZAC Day

My Grandad marches on ANZAC Day

In the week before ANZAC Day appropriate stories set during the time of what was then termed The Great War help us to understand the hardships that were endured by many brave soldiers, that many children were orphaned and the grief and sorrow many people around the world endured.

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Posted Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Middle Years Booklist (Years 5-8)

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (Victorian Branch) Inc. This list is shared with us by the CBCA Vic Branch - enjoy!

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Posted Sunday, 8 April 2018

From the blog: Please sir I want some more!

This week Maureen shares with us a groaning board covered with old and new stories about our appetite for that truly special treat that is cake…

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Posted Monday, 2 April 2018

From the blog: Graphic Novel Memoirs for Teenagers

Leanne presents a fascinating overview of biographical graphic novels that present a range of perspectives on this sub-genre.

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Events calendar

7 May  Judges' Talk Read more

17 May  Short List books - discussion and sharing Read more

20 Jun  Readers' Cup (Primary Schools) Read more

21 Jun  Readers' Cup (Secondary Schools) Read more

Latest newsletter

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

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