The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Tasmanian Branch

Welcome to the CBCA (Tasmanian Branch) Inc. website

2019 Executive elected on October 27, 2018

Your 2019 executive are:
President - Leanne Rands
Vice President - Renee Chettle
Secretary - Pennii Purton
Treasurer - Felicity Sly

We welcome enquiries. Please go to our contacts page.

Membership for 2019

Early membership for 2019 includes the remainder of 2018. Join or renew now to support the volunteer operations of CBCA Tas branch.

Personal or institution membership forms can be accessed here.

Announcement of the Notable and Shortlists for the Book of the Year Awards

Notables: Feb 26, 2019 7pm

Short List: Mar 26, 2019  Noon

Winner and Honour Books: August 16, 2019 Noon

Latest news (please scroll)

Posted Sunday, 16 June 2019

From the blog: Young Dark Emu

This week Patsy Jones gives us an excellent overview of Young Dark Emu Bruce Pascoe’s younger readers’ version of Dark Emu, which he discussed in a session at the CBCA National Conference in Canberra on June 1st. Mary Blake emailed notification of its arrival at the Aboriginal Education Library on May 21.

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Posted Monday, 10 June 2019

From the blog: A Review of The Wicked King

This week Pennii Purton shares her response to a recent read of Holly Black’s latest young adult addition to The Folk of the Air trilogy. Find out about The Wicked King in this review.

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Posted Monday, 3 June 2019

From the blog: Who doesn’t love a bear?

This week join Maureen Mann and a host of bears – fictional and factual - in all their furry glory.

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Posted Tuesday, 28 May 2019

From the blog: National Simultaneous Storytime at The Friends’ School

The National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) seems to gain momentum every year since its inception in 2001. Held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) NSS is a key component of Library and Information Week. Public libraries and schools around Tasmania shared Matt Cosgrove’s hilarious Alpacas with Maracas to the delight of young and old. Many thanks to Katie Stanley for providing a snapshot of activities at The Friend’s School.

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Posted Monday, 20 May 2019

From the blog: Why you should meet your heroes

The Book Week Committee of CBCA Tasmania is currently administering a 3 year grant which focuses on different programs including the promotion of our talented Tasmanian authors and illustrators. These creators will be visiting primary and secondary schools throughout the state to conduct talks and workshops. This article by Karys McEwen discusses why school visits are important for students.

Karys is the library manager across both Prahran and Richmond High Schools in Melbourne, as well as the vice president of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (Victorian Branch) and the treasurer of the School Library Association of Victoria

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Events calendar

Book Week 2019: Merchandise is now available for ordering. Visit our Merchandise page

We have special offers for current Institutional and Personal/Concession members

Readers Cup 2019: Entries are open and close April 8

Southern Events:

Secondary: Tuesday June 18 @ Dominic College

Primary: Wednesday June 19 @ The Friends' School

Special Offer: Each school that registers for Readers Cup is entitled to a set of the titles (1 of each picture book; 2 of each novel) purchased via Hobart Bookshop.

This is as a result of Federal Government and Department of Education Grant

Readers Cup Information Booklet


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