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Monday, 1 October 2018

Creative Networking with the Hobart CWIlls

Discover a wonderful informal group of authors, illustrators, and those testing the waters in this creative field, that gather in Hobart. It is wonderful to see such a vibrant network of Tasmanian creators that enrich the children’s and young adult publishing palette. Read on and learn about the vibrant Hobart Children’s Writers and Illustrators (CWIlls). Read on and learn about the vibrant Hobart Children’s Writers and Illustrators

Monday, 24 September 2018

From the blog: Shine Mountain Gleams in the Limelight

Book launches are special – a magical way to gain insights into a book through the eyes of another. This week, Patsy Jones shares her recent Hobart book launch experience for Julie Hunt’s much anticipated Shine Mountain – and exposes a little bit of herself and of the book launcher as well. Post

Sunday, 16 September 2018

From the blog: Wonderous Wonderland

With a bit of meandering at the start, Jennie shares her recent visit to Wonderland, Alice’s magical world in the heart of Melbourne.

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Saturday, 8 September 2018

From the blog: Words, glorious words

Enjoy the magic of words in this engaging post by New Zealand children’s author Kyle Mewburn. Kyle is heading to Tasmania for next week’s Tamar Valley Writers’ Festival and this post gives us a glimpse of what we can expect – captivation and lots of fun!

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

From the blog: Like a duck paddling…behind the scenes at Tamar Valley Writers Festival

This week Nella gives us the long view of an event like the Tamar Valley Writers Festival, from early planning to a mere 10 sleeps away – don’t forget to check out the program link!

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Sunday, 26 August 2018

Fom the blog: Book Week Close to Home

Tasmanian schools have revelled during last week in various takes and interpretations of finding their treasure. Share the fun and admire the creativity as we catch a snapshot of some fantastic displays and activities.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

From the blog: Book Week from afar

We kick off Book Week with some snapshots of displays and activities from schools from afar. Thanks to Charles Sturt Universtity Master of Education (Teacher Librarian) students from Singapore and NSW for this snapshot

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Sunday, 12 August 2018

From the blog: Inspiring STEM through Picture Books

This week we welcome NSW Teacher Librarian, Catherine Cattermole. Catherine combines two passions in her FaceBook site: Picture Book STEM. Providing students with a chance to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and using picture books as a springboard provides the ideas that fuel Catherine’s FB posts. This is National Science Week – here are some terrific ideas to delve into science through literature - including some CBCA shortlisted titles.

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Sunday, 5 August 2018

From the blog: Fern Martins - illustrator

Inspired by Fern Martin’s stunning illustrations in Big Fella Rain, Maureen Mann set out to discover more about this indigenous artist who is also the director of the InhertianceArtDesign Studio.

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Sunday, 29 July 2018

From the blog: Little People in Fur Coats

This week Lyndon Riggall considers the underlying inspiration in his current writing that is drawn from animals and the long held tradition of applying human characteristics to our 'furry' friends. Meet Walter the wombat along with some other familiar characters.

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