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Saturday, 16 November 2019

From the blog: Fiction and Mindset

This week Tahnee McShane draws on her teaching and writing experiences to consider how fiction can model positive and problem solving attitudes in young readers through the representation of a growth mindset in the characters and the way they face challenges.

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Saturday, 9 November 2019

From the blog: Lessons Beyond Education

Imagine making a speech in parliament! Johanna Baker Dowdell was on hand to listen to high school students across Australia compete in the My First Speech competition where young Tasmanian, Clara Kim, came third in a field of 12 finalists.

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Saturday, 2 November 2019

From the blog: Storytellers: Yes, that’s you!

Inspired by her involvement in the CBCA Tasmania’s Tasmanian Authors & Illustrators in Schools program, Christina Booth prompts us all to seek the inner storyteller within us all. It is little wonder that her school visits are inspirational!

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Sunday, 27 October 2019

From the blog: The Travelling Workshop

Julie Hunt and Dale Newman have been visiting schools to share their work and inspiration with Tasmanian school children. Discover some of the imaginative and engaging activities that children have participated in and the powerful mentoring these award winning children's book creators provided.

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Sunday, 20 October 2019

From the blog: Connecting to Culture: Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Dive into culture this week as Patsy highlights some of the significant work of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the quality publications available.

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Saturday, 12 October 2019

From the blog: Audiobooks - They speak for themselves!

A recent conversation with a colleague who suggested that listening to a book provided an inferior literary experience, has spurred Jennie to celebrate the exciting, expanding, and enticing developments in the production and publication of recorded books. Are you a print reader or an audio listener – or a bit of both? Read on and embrace both sides of the fence!

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Saturday, 5 October 2019

Fromthe blog: Story Dogs

Kay Allport brings many years of experience as a teacher and teacher librarian connecting children with literature to share a rewarding and valuable volunteer group that she now works with. Meet Kay and story dog Taylor as you discover Story Dogs and the powerful connections made between children and their assigned dog team as they build their literacy skills.

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Monday, 30 September 2019

From the blog: CBCA 2019 Awards Acceptance speech - Daniel Gray-Barnett

I know I speak for many Tasmanians when I say how thrilled we are when our local residents are recognised for their talents. This week Daniel Gray-Barnett, recipient of the 2019 CBCA Award for New Illustration, shares his recent acceptance speech and a couple of lovely photos taken during the Awards presentation.

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Sunday, 22 September 2019

From the blog: Consistency in a series from an illustrator’s perspective

Alyssa Bermudez, Hobart based illustrator, shares illustrator's insights into the challenges of representing characters that appear over multiple stories. Discover two very different characters in Amelia Chamelia and Lucia the Luchadora.

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Saturday, 14 September 2019

From the blog: This is not a fairytale - Jodi McAlister on Fantasy

Jodi McAlister, using her Valentine series as a springboard, poses an essential question about fantasy writing: ‘What’s it about?” Read on and discover the importance of a central theme and purpose and how these are pivotal to each title in the series.

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