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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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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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