The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Tasmanian Branch

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Monday, 20 May 2019

From the blog: Why you should meet your heroes

The Book Week Committee of CBCA Tasmania is currently administering a 3 year grant which focuses on different programs including the promotion of our talented Tasmanian authors and illustrators. These creators will be visiting primary and secondary schools throughout the state to conduct talks and workshops. This article by Karys McEwen discusses why school visits are important for students.

Karys is the library manager across both Prahran and Richmond High Schools in Melbourne, as well as the vice president of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (Victorian Branch) and the treasurer of the School Library Association of Victoria

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Monday, 13 May 2019

From the blog: National Simultaneous Storytime - Be Prepared!

The Friends' School annually participate in National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) and have a long history of involving and entertaining students and staff in across three campuses - primary, secondary and senior secondary grades get involved.

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Monday, 6 May 2019

From the blog: Previewing Story Time: Australian Children’s Literature Exhibition

Dr Belle Alderman AM, Director, National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc, provides us with a preview of a new exhibition soon to be launched at the National Library of Australia. The Story Time: Australian Children’s Literature exhibition showcases some wonderful children's literature collections.

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Sunday, 28 April 2019

From the blog: Celebrating Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday in Launceston

IBBY celebrates International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) on the anniversary of Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday – April 2. How fitting that some keen IBBY members, who are also active in CBCA Tasmania, chose this day to bring lovers of children’s books together and test their knowledge whilst having fun and raising money for to support children affected by war, disorder and natural disasters.

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Sunday, 14 April 2019

From the blog: Jilda's Ark - A voyage of discovery

Join local Tasmanian author, Verity Croker, as she talks about her most recent young adult novel, Jilda’s Ark and a cruise that sails you into adventure and danger. Another gem that draws on the Tasmanian landscape in its setting.

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Sunday, 7 April 2019

From the blog: New book reviews and a peek at personal book collection

This week Janet shares some of her favourite recent releases and also treats us with a glimpse of her personal book collection of Noah’s Ark Books – Wow! What an amazing array of beautiful and historic books she has gathered together.

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Sunday, 31 March 2019

From the blog: Behind the scenes – Research informs fiction writing

Join Emily Conolan as she celebrates a personal writing milestone – 1 year as a published author – and provides behind the scene insights into research and investigation to underpin her next work in The Freedom Finders series.

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Monday, 25 March 2019

mapali: Dawn Gathering (Ten Days on the Island)

Felicity Sly was privileged to be part of the choir involved in mapali: Dawn Gathering, the launch of 2019 Ten Days on the Island. mapali was led by Dave mangenner Gough, a Tasmanian Aboriginal descended from Dalrymple Johnson.[1]

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Sunday, 17 March 2019

And furthermore: Part 2 of A Consequence of Censorship & Positive Action

Join Paul Collins as he continues his post from last week to raise concerns about students' access to great books and library services to encourage a love of reading and literature. Paul's post highlights a growing downturn in library services. Read on to hear from Holly Godfree and find out about a current campaign to highlight this issue. Consider how you can add to the momentum to bring school library services to the forefront. 

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Monday, 11 March 2019

A Concerning Consequence of Censorship - Part 1

Paul Collins, successful publisher and author, draws on over 40 years in the industry to share his thoughts on some recent trends in publishing that have consequences on children's access to books. This is the first of a two-part discussion that demonstrates Paul's passion and commitment to bring a breadth of reading experiences into the hands of young readers. It also prompts us to pause and think about how outside influences are controlling choice and access to books.

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