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Sunday, 20 January 2019

Happy 50th Birthday Hungry Caterpillar

Any excuse for a party! Celebrating the Very Hungry Caterpillar's 50th birthday sounds like an ideal opportunity. Jennie starts the year with some great resources and reminisces on party ideas employed a decade ago for the 40th anniversary that may well provide some inspiration for a new celebration.

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Saturday, 15 December 2018

From the blog: Great reads for Summer

Looking for some entertaining reading for the family this Summer? Check out Maureen’s suggestions and you’ll be sure to find something to intrigue the kids.

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Sunday, 9 December 2018

Window Dressing for Christmas

From the blog: This week Jennie shares bits and pieces to make Christmas tinselly and shiny to help you all get into the Christmas spirit.

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Saturday, 1 December 2018

From the blog: The Valentine Series by Jodi McAlister

Jodi McAlister engaged a large audience of teenagers and adults at the Tamar Valley Writer’s Festival, and many of us expressed an interest in following through on this series and bought copies of Valentine on the spot. Carol Fuller shares her response to this new YA series.

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Sunday, 25 November 2018

From the blog: Best Book Buys for Christmas

Picking the perfect book for a Christmas gift can be a challenge. Make the choosing easier this year with this excellent selection, compliments of Janet from the Hobart Bookshop.

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Saturday, 17 November 2018

From the blog: Giving voice to young writers

This week Kate Gross and Emily Bullock share an inspiring project that nurtures young Tasmanians in the creative process around creating stories - whether writing, illustrating, designing or publishing. You may also have something to offer to the group - worth thinking about!

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Saturday, 10 November 2018

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Nella shares a rare treat when she viewed the IBBY Honour List at a recent event in Canberra.

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Monday, 5 November 2018

From the blog: Emily Conolan – It's all about choice

At the recent CBCA Tasmania AGM were lucky to have Emily Conolan come and talk to members about her new series The Freedom Finders (released April 2018).

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Sunday, 28 October 2018

From the blog: When kids read a bout a challenging situation

Join Tania this week as she shares experiences when students have been challenged by the content in the books they have been reading and the opportunities for thoughtful conversations that arise.

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Monday, 22 October 2018

From the blog: The Power of a Good Book

Another wonderful story from the Tamar Valley Writer’s Festival about the increased opportunities for authors and readers to communicate with each other and the enrichment to both that can follow.

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