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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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Monday, 4 March 2019

One Careless Night

This week’s blog describes a prelaunch of Christina Booth’s new book on the thylacine, One Careless Night, which was held at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in the Main Gallery on Sunday February 17

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Sunday, 17 February 2019

From the blog: Discover IBBY – At Home and Abroad

Join Dr Robin Morrow AM as she shares a life-time passion and long-term commitment to The International Board on Books for Young People.

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Sunday, 3 February 2019

From the blog: 2019: A Year for Reading

Lyndon is determined to find time to read, to tackle his reading pile and seek inspiration from you – his reading colleagues. How do you find time to read?

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