The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Tasmanian Branch

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Middle Years Booklist (Years 5-8)

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (Victorian Branch) Inc.

https://www.cbcatas.org/assets/180328_CBCA_Vic_Middle_Grade_Fiction.pdf This list is shared with us by the CBCA Vic Branch - enjoy!

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Sunday, 8 April 2018

From the blog: Please sir I want some more!

This week Maureen shares with us a groaning board covered with old and new stories about our appetite for that truly special treat that is cake…

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Monday, 2 April 2018

From the blog: Graphic Novel Memoirs for Teenagers

Leanne presents a fascinating overview of biographical graphic novels that present a range of perspectives on this sub-genre.

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Sunday, 25 March 2018

From the blog: When writing children’s books, it pays to go the extra mile….

Claire Saxby is well known for her non-fiction picture books on historical figures and Australian animals. Koala, illustrated by Julie Vivas is on the Notables list for this year’s Eve Pownall Award – the Shortlist is released on Tuesday March 27.

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Sunday, 18 March 2018

From the blog: CBCA favourites from the Notables list

Tania provides her personal insights into the some of the recently announced CBCA Notables for 2018.

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Sunday, 11 March 2018

From the blog: A review of The Cruel Prince

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 Cruel Prince in this review.

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Monday, 5 March 2018

2018 Readers' Cup Southern competitions,

We are pleased to announce that details for the 2018 Readers' Cup Southern competitions, Primary and Secondary, are now available on the website. 

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Saturday, 3 March 2018

Big cats: Predators under threat

This week Jennie hones in on the plight of the world's magnificent felines to identify books that will help children appreciate, respect and care about the big cat that inhabit our world.

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Sunday, 25 February 2018

Readers’ Cup in Tasmania

This week Patsy Jones gives us a detailed overview of this wonderfully stimulating and creative competition as it is run in Tasmania. The approximate dates for this year’s southern competitions have been set for June, and the books chosen for each level carefully selected. The CBCA Tasmanian Branch March newsletter contains a detailed report of the 2017 inaugural Devonport Reader’s Cup.

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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Morris the Laureate

This week children’s author Morris Gleitzman was announced as the new Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018-1019 by the Australian Children’s Literature Alliance. Join Lyndon Riggall as he shares his delight with their choice of appointment.

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