Delve into Australia’s colonial history through children’s literature. This week Maureen Mann presents a range of texts filled with facts and fictional stories representing our convict history.
From the blog: Redefining Our Place: Thoughts from the Tasmanian Humanities’ Teachers Conference, 2021
Readers are privileged this week to engage with Lyndon Riggall’s snapshot of key content explored during a recent conference where literacy, literature and storytelling were key themes. I am particularly taken with the notion of the JEDI code - read on to discover more.
Rachel Tribout explores her French roots and cultural and environmental experiences when moving to Tasmania in this expressive and personal window into an illustrator’s world. Her deep affinity to the environment is witnessed through a range of artistic endeavours – expressed through the science of the spotted hand-fish and the haunting presence of Wonder Quinn.
This week Jennie explores titles on the INDIEs 2021 shortlist and provides some snapshots and personal perspectives about the books. Climate change and sustainable living are recurring themes in the YA selection. As future bloggers explore the shortlist it will be interesting to see how opinions vary.
Author visits in schools provide an exciting conduit to connect the reader, the book and the creator to create a synergy of excitement and enthusiasm. Jennie Bales provides a context for virtual authors visits and Lian Tanner and Julie Hunt, two of Tasmania’s successful and much-loved authors for young people, provide personal insights into the process. The piece ends with some tips to consider when planning your next virtual event – for authors and schools!
Felicity Sly explores the underlying drive to ‘tell a story’ that compels and shapes the tales that emerge and get released to the world. Grab some inspiration to start the next story.
Steve Martin has been involved with CBCA Tasmania in recent years and has been active in his promotion of reading and literacy in the north-west of Tasmania. Steve has kindly shared some snapshots of influencing factors and drivers to lead the branch as we celebrate and promote children’s literature and reading.
Every alternate year, IBBY (International Board of Books for Young People) recognises an author and an illustrator for their lasting contribution to the world of children’s literature. Nella Pickup shares some insights on the Australian nominees for HCA 2022: Margaret Wild for writing and Tohby Riddle for illustration.
Emma Nuttall shares a powerful classroom reading experience steeped in free choice and reading for pleasure inspired by the works of Morris Gleitzman. This is an inspiring piece that demonstrates how current research on the power of student choice is being played out in a Tasmanian school.
From the blog: nspiring literacy through workshops facilitated by Tasmanian authors and illustrators
In 2019 CBCA Tasmania in partnership with the Department of Education Tasmania, received a federal grant to improve the literacy of students by participating in CBCA Book Week activities and promoting educational learning experiences. 2021 will be the third year of the grant implementation which will continue until December 2022.