The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Tasmanian Branch


2018 Readers' Cup - Southern Schools Competition

Detailed information about the 2018 Readers Cup can be found in the  Information Booklet.

  • Fahan School won the Primary Division. The competition was held on Wednesday 20 June 2018 at 10.00 am at The Friends’ School.

Competition titles were:

Dragon Keeper - Carole Wilkinson

Mrs Whitlam - Bruce Pascoe

Fabish: The Horse that Braved a Bushfire -Neridah McMullin and Andrew McLean

Big Red Kangaroo - Claire Saxby, illustrated by Graham Byrne

The Little Refugee - Anh Do and Suzanne Do, illustrated by Bruce Whatley

The Coat - Julie Hunt and Ron Brooks


  •  Ogilvie High School won the Secondary Division. The competition was held on Thursday 21 June 2018 at at Mt Carmel College.

Competition titles were:

Mrs Whitlam – Bruce Pascoe

New Boy – Nick Earls

The Fall – Tristan Bancks

Once There Was a Boy – Dub Leffler

Tintinnabula – Margo Lanagan, illustrated by Rovina Cai

Emu – Claire Saxby, illustrated by Graham Byrne



2018 Book of the Year celebrations

Events are being organised for the

**A special membership offer for 2018/2019 is attached to these events

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.