The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Tasmanian Branch


2019 Readers' Cup - Southern Region Planning Meeting

March 12 @ 4pm

Friends’ School High School Campus (Commercial Road, North Hobart)

The main purpose of this meeting will be to confirm dates for the competitions and select the books that will be used for both the primary and secondary divisions.

Interested teachers and library staff are most welcome to attend this meeting.

Please RSVP to Catherine Duffett ( before 12th March.



2019 Book of the Year celebrations

Short List Judges Talk with Trisha Scott: March 28 @ 4:15 MacKillop College Library

Networking opportunities

Interested in being a future judge? – Find out what is involved

If you have any books from the other categories (Picture Books, Early Childhood, Eve Pownell, Older Readers) please bring them along

Time: Arrival 3.30pm onwards, commence 4.15pm until approx 5.30pm

Location:  Library at MacKillop Catholic College, Goondi Street, Mornington

Please enter via College Office for sign-in and directions.

Parking: available onsite and surrounding streets


Short List & Notables Discussion: March 28 @ 4pm State Library Devonport

This is a combined event for CBCA members & the North West Library Network & Devonport Community

Please bring any of the Short List /Notable books you have in your library and come prepared to share your favourites

Please consider:

 Reflections on the literary qualities of the book

 Suggestions for using the books with primary and secondary students

Time: 4:00 to 5:30pm

Location: State Library Devonport, paranaple Centre, 137 Rooke St, Devonport


2017 Book of the Year celebrations

CBCA Tasmania is delighted to have hosted the 2017 Book of the Year Awards.  The awards were celebrated at Government House Tasmania at 12 noon on Friday, August 18, hosted by our patrons, Her Excellency the Honourable Kate Warner and Mr Richard Warner.  The celebrations continued with a Gala Dinner and the presentation of the Nan Chauncy Award to Mem Fox, who gave a memorable acceptance speech.  For photos and further information, see our blog post about the Awards day.