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Saturday, 28 March 2020

From the blog: Keeping connected

In these challenging times creative and alternative options are needed to ensure children continue to connect with authors and illustrators as excellent role models and mentors in their own creative processes. Victoria Ryle starts a conversation.

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Saturday, 21 March 2020

From the blog: Can You Grow a Love of Reading?

Teacher and Literacy Coach, Emma Nuttall, shares her love of reading to consider how, as adults, we can help children develop similar passions and engage with texts of all sorts.

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Saturday, 14 March 2020

From the blog: Golden Words

Monica Reeve, residing on the north west coast of Tasmania, is an enthusiastic early childhood and art teacher. Her latest endeavours as a children’s author and illustrator have also been inspirational for her students.

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Saturday, 7 March 2020

From the blog: CBCA Notables for 2020

Maureen Mann, a past judge and coordinator of the CBCA Book Awards, shares some personal strategies she employs when selecting titles on the Notables list. Maureen poses some pertinent questions to help you get started to engage with this wonderful array of titles and invites readers to share their own processes.

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020

From the blog: Thoughts from a Book Launch

Lyndon Riggall, a long time contributor to the CBCA Tasmania blog, writes from a new perspective - as an author at his first book launch. Congratulations Lyndon for this heartfelt post and your first forays as a published children's book author.

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Saturday, 15 February 2020

From the blog: Discover! A selection of information books that explore the sciences.

Botany, anthropology, zoology and geology! Patsy Jones shares some titles for young and teenage readers with inquiring minds to discover more about our world – past and present.

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Saturday, 8 February 2020

From the blog: An Epistolary Collection

This week Felicity Sly shares her passion for letters, letter writing and stories told through letters. A post that celebrates past gems and also introduces some different titles that reflect the power of this format to speak to readers at a personal level.

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Saturday, 1 February 2020

From the blog: Connecting readers with creators – a dynamic partnership

Leanne Rands, President of CBCA Tasmania, starts the year with information about the Author and Illustrator School Visits program with information on its purpose, how to get involved and some reflections from the highly successful first year, running in 2019.

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Sunday, 15 December 2019

From the blog: Christmas Books – A Celebratory Collection

A fitting wrap up for our 2019 blog offerings, Janet Grecian provides another window into her amazing book collection with a selection of Christmas stories – historical, current and times in between.

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Sunday, 8 December 2019

From the blog: Valuing our local literary talent

As the school year draws to a close, Tasmanian illustrator, Coral Tulloch, highlights the value of the current CBCA Authors and Illustrators in Schools Program and how this has helped expose Tasmanian schools to local talent rather than relying on visiting authors from further afield to enrich children’s reading experiences. Coral also provides some thoughtful ideas to maximise the success of author and illustrator visits.

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