The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Tasmanian Branch

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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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Book of the Year Awards 2019

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Posted Sunday, 20 October 2019

From the blog: Connecting to Culture: Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Dive into culture this week as Patsy highlights some of the significant work of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the quality publications available.

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Posted Saturday, 12 October 2019

From the blog: Audiobooks - They speak for themselves!

A recent conversation with a colleague who suggested that listening to a book provided an inferior literary experience, has spurred Jennie to celebrate the exciting, expanding, and enticing developments in the production and publication of recorded books. Are you a print reader or an audio listener – or a bit of both? Read on and embrace both sides of the fence!

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Posted Saturday, 5 October 2019

Fromthe blog: Story Dogs

Kay Allport brings many years of experience as a teacher and teacher librarian connecting children with literature to share a rewarding and valuable volunteer group that she now works with. Meet Kay and story dog Taylor as you discover Story Dogs and the powerful connections made between children and their assigned dog team as they build their literacy skills.

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Posted Monday, 30 September 2019

From the blog: CBCA 2019 Awards Acceptance speech - Daniel Gray-Barnett

I know I speak for many Tasmanians when I say how thrilled we are when our local residents are recognised for their talents. This week Daniel Gray-Barnett, recipient of the 2019 CBCA Award for New Illustration, shares his recent acceptance speech and a couple of lovely photos taken during the Awards presentation.

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Posted Sunday, 22 September 2019

From the blog: Consistency in a series from an illustrator’s perspective

Alyssa Bermudez, Hobart based illustrator, shares illustrator's insights into the challenges of representing characters that appear over multiple stories. Discover two very different characters in Amelia Chamelia and Lucia the Luchadora.

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Events calendar

CBCA Tas Annual General Meeting, Nov 2 2019

Hadley's Orient Hotel, Leadlight Room, Murray Street

11 am Meeting

Guest Speaker: CBCA 2019 Book of the Year: New Illustrator Winner Daniel Gray-Barnett

A light luncheon will follow

RSVP: October Oct 31


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