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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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Sunday, 7 July 2019

From the blog: Working in collaboration

Join Tasmanian author and illustrator team, Tahnee McShane and Mary-Ann Orchard, as they share their creative collaborations to bring Annabel and Turtle to life.

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Sunday, 30 June 2019

From the blog: Enduring Love of Books

Join Johanna Baker-Dowdell and her personal insights as she interviews Dr Robin Morrow AM.

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Sunday, 23 June 2019

From the blog: Picture books that enrich and foster literate lives

Jenni Connor, recognised education consultant, shares her rich knowledge of children’s literature to make curriculum connections to four stunning Australian picture books dealing with fire and its devastating aftermath.

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Sunday, 16 June 2019

From the blog: Young Dark Emu

This week Patsy Jones gives us an excellent overview of Young Dark Emu Bruce Pascoe’s younger readers’ version of Dark Emu, which he discussed in a session at the CBCA National Conference in Canberra on June 1st. Mary Blake emailed notification of its arrival at the Aboriginal Education Library on May 21.

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Monday, 10 June 2019

From the blog: A Review of The Wicked King

This week Pennii Purton shares her response to a recent read of Holly Black’s latest young adult addition to The Folk of the Air trilogy. Find out about The Wicked King in this review.

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Monday, 3 June 2019

From the blog: Who doesn’t love a bear?

This week join Maureen Mann and a host of bears – fictional and factual - in all their furry glory.

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019

From the blog: National Simultaneous Storytime at The Friends’ School

The National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) seems to gain momentum every year since its inception in 2001. Held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) NSS is a key component of Library and Information Week. Public libraries and schools around Tasmania shared Matt Cosgrove’s hilarious Alpacas with Maracas to the delight of young and old. Many thanks to Katie Stanley for providing a snapshot of activities at The Friend’s School.

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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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