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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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Sunday, 8 September 2019

From the blog: Dawn Meredith – An Author’s Journey

Dawn Meredith reflects on her writing a career, from the first initial steps to her current status of a published and successful author. Her love of language shines through and she revels in the moments when “the words flowed like chocolate and it was a joy”. Residing in Tasmania, Dawn also harnesses technology to support her writing and publishing endeavours – read on for some tips and ideas.

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Monday, 2 September 2019

From the blog: Ella and the Ocean by Lian Tanner, illustrated by Jonathan Bentley

Report on launch of Lian Tanner's first picture book at Hobart Bookshop, Sunday 4th August.

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Saturday, 24 August 2019

From the blog: Nan Chauncy Award – a Book Week celebration

Maureen Mann shares the highlights of the Nan Chauncy Award and presentation to James Moloney at the 2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

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Saturday, 17 August 2019

From the blog: Northern Primary Readers' Cup - Celebrating Readers

Schools in and around Launceston have been participating in readers’ cup challenges since 2002. Anne Donnelly shares the highlights and tensions of the recent primary school competition.

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Saturday, 10 August 2019

From the blog: It's Story Time

Exciting things are happening at the National Library of Australia with a new exhibition commencing on the 22 August. This week Dr Belle Alderman AM shares insights into this exciting collaboration with the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature and a taste of what’s happening during the exhibition which runs until 9 February 2020. A calendar event for Canberrans and visitors to our national capital.

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Sunday, 4 August 2019

From the blog: Hunting for Board Books

Are you seeking board books for the very young? Nella provides some starting points and things to consider when seeking books that withstand rereading and young hands manipulating them.

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Sunday, 28 July 2019

From the blog: Moon Landing

A momentous anniversary is celebrated through children’s literature. Coral Tulloch, illustrator of Touch the Moon, shares personal insights on the event and the crafting of this special picture book. Wonderful collaborations with Phil Cummings and others are brought to life in this week’s post.

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Sunday, 21 July 2019

From the blog: The word and the image: Lyndon Riggall offers some thoughts on picture books

Lyndon explores his strong engagement with picture books and some inspirational works that feed his love of this art form.

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Sunday, 14 July 2019

From the blog: Interesting Thoughts Whilst Packing CBCA Book Week Merchandise

Felicity Sly is Merchandise Officer for CBCA Tas Branch and a Teacher Librarian at Don College in Devonport. The artwork of a previous Picture Book of the Year Award winner, Bob Graham, adorns the 2019 Book Week merchandise. Worthy inspiration for this week’s post.

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