Welcome to the CBCA (Tasmanian Branch) Inc. website

2021 Executive elected on November 7, 2020

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

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Membership for 2021

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Personal or institution membership forms can be accessed here.

Book of the Year Awards 2020

Shortlist 2020

Notables 2020

Latest news (please scroll)

From the blog: How I Became an Accidental Podcaster

Lyndon Riggall introduces readers to a an exciting program that harnesses technology to connect authors and readers. Discover the Tamar Valley Writers Festival Podcast and enjoy some Summer listening over the festive season.

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From the blog: Christmas Reading for 2020

There is such a wealth of delightful Christmas books to share at this time of the year, it can be hard to choose. This week, Maureen Mann provides a helping hand with this overview of a range of books that capture the festive spirit.

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From the blog: Reginald's Christmas

Join Tasmanian creators, Patricia Pettett and Narelda Joy, as they talk about their collaborations on a delightful Christmas story about a mouse called Reginald.

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From the blog: Having the Courage to Follow Your Dreams

Toni Brisland reflects on her recent publication, Patrick White, an accessible biographical account of the life, writing career and contributions of this literary icon and the only Australian winner of the Nobel Laureate in Literature.

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From the blog: The Elydian Dawn series

Sally Odgers shares the evolution of a YA series over numerous iterations influenced by changing editors, publishers and formats over many years - and how the work not only comes to fruition but also becomes more finely crafted in the process.

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Events calendar

Book Week 2021: August 21-27


Art work by Shaun Tan



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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)