Welcome to the CBCA (Tasmanian Branch) Inc. website

2022 Executive elected on October 30, 2021

Your 2021 executive are:
President - Steve Martin
Vice President - Roxanne Steenbergen
Secretary - Loretta Brazendale
Treasurer and Public Officer - Felicity Sly

We welcome enquiries. Please go to our contacts page.


Membership for 2022

Join or renew now to support the volunteer operations of CBCA Tas branch.

From 2019-2022 CBCA Tas has been awarded a Federal Government Grant to support Book Week Activities. As part of this grant, members are entitled to a funded Creator workshop. See our Membership and Creators pages for further information.

Personal or institution membership forms can be accessed here.

Book of the Year Awards 2021

Winners 2021

Shortlist 2021 

Notables 2021

Shortlist banner 2021

Latest news (please scroll)

From the blog: Book Week 2022 - SUN Project for Student Voice & Choice

An exciting new Book of the Year (BOTY) activity is being offered throughout Australia in 2022. 18 Tasmanian Schools have been accepted to take part in the Shadow Judging of the Book of the Year Awards. This project is called the SUN Project and the ethos of the program is that Young Voices are Welcome Here.

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From the blog: Living the Dream

Excited to see conferences back on the 2022 agenda, Jennie spruiks the CBCA National Conference and a program to capture the imagination. You don’t need to dream if you attend!

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From the blog: And the winner is….

The Ena Noël Award is IBBY Australia’s Encouragement Award for young creators of Children’s and Young Adult Literature. The Award started in 1994, and Nella Pickup provides us with an overview and the 2022 recipient which has just been announced.

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Events calendar

Book of the Year Shadow Judging

There is an exciting opportunity to involve your students in judging one category in the 2022 Book of the Year Awards.

Download the Expression of Interest form to see how you can be involved.

Book Week 2022: August 20-26

Dreaming with eyes open....

Art work by Jasmine Seymour

see Announcement

see EVENTS page



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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)