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Sunday, 16 September 2018

From the blog: Wonderous Wonderland

With a bit of meandering at the start, Jennie shares her recent visit to Wonderland, Alice’s magical world in the heart of Melbourne.

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Saturday, 8 September 2018

From the blog: Words, glorious words

Enjoy the magic of words in this engaging post by New Zealand children’s author Kyle Mewburn. Kyle is heading to Tasmania for next week’s Tamar Valley Writers’ Festival and this post gives us a glimpse of what we can expect – captivation and lots of fun!

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

From the blog: Like a duck paddling…behind the scenes at Tamar Valley Writers Festival

This week Nella gives us the long view of an event like the Tamar Valley Writers Festival, from early planning to a mere 10 sleeps away – don’t forget to check out the program link!

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Sunday, 26 August 2018

Fom the blog: Book Week Close to Home

Tasmanian schools have revelled during last week in various takes and interpretations of finding their treasure. Share the fun and admire the creativity as we catch a snapshot of some fantastic displays and activities.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

From the blog: Book Week from afar

We kick off Book Week with some snapshots of displays and activities from schools from afar. Thanks to Charles Sturt Universtity Master of Education (Teacher Librarian) students from Singapore and NSW for this snapshot

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Sunday, 12 August 2018

From the blog: Inspiring STEM through Picture Books

This week we welcome NSW Teacher Librarian, Catherine Cattermole. Catherine combines two passions in her FaceBook site: Picture Book STEM. Providing students with a chance to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and using picture books as a springboard provides the ideas that fuel Catherine’s FB posts. This is National Science Week – here are some terrific ideas to delve into science through literature - including some CBCA shortlisted titles.

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Sunday, 5 August 2018

From the blog: Fern Martins - illustrator

Inspired by Fern Martin’s stunning illustrations in Big Fella Rain, Maureen Mann set out to discover more about this indigenous artist who is also the director of the InhertianceArtDesign Studio.

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Sunday, 29 July 2018

From the blog: Little People in Fur Coats

This week Lyndon Riggall considers the underlying inspiration in his current writing that is drawn from animals and the long held tradition of applying human characteristics to our 'furry' friends. Meet Walter the wombat along with some other familiar characters.

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Sunday, 22 July 2018

From the blog: May Gibbs Creative Time Fellowship

This week, Tasmanian author, Julie Hunt, provides a window into her current projects to expand on the ideas presented in KidGlovz. She includes stunning first sketches from the illustrator, Dale Newman, as a foretaste of what is to come.

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Sunday, 15 July 2018

From the blog: Lift the flap and discover a magical staircase

Join Jennie as she shares some literary snippets from her recent travels with some wonderful book and bookshop experiences at La Alhambra in Granada and the Livrario Lello in Porto.


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