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Saturday, 5 October 2019

Fromthe blog: Story Dogs

Kay Allport brings many years of experience as a teacher and teacher librarian connecting children with literature to share a rewarding and valuable volunteer group that she now works with. Meet Kay and story dog Taylor as you discover Story Dogs and the powerful connections made between children and their assigned dog team as they build their literacy skills.

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Monday, 30 September 2019

From the blog: CBCA 2019 Awards Acceptance speech - Daniel Gray-Barnett

I know I speak for many Tasmanians when I say how thrilled we are when our local residents are recognised for their talents. This week Daniel Gray-Barnett, recipient of the 2019 CBCA Award for New Illustration, shares his recent acceptance speech and a couple of lovely photos taken during the Awards presentation.

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Sunday, 22 September 2019

From the blog: Consistency in a series from an illustrator’s perspective

Alyssa Bermudez, Hobart based illustrator, shares illustrator's insights into the challenges of representing characters that appear over multiple stories. Discover two very different characters in Amelia Chamelia and Lucia the Luchadora.

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Saturday, 14 September 2019

From the blog: This is not a fairytale - Jodi McAlister on Fantasy

Jodi McAlister, using her Valentine series as a springboard, poses an essential question about fantasy writing: ‘What’s it about?” Read on and discover the importance of a central theme and purpose and how these are pivotal to each title in the series.

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Sunday, 8 September 2019

From the blog: Dawn Meredith – An Author’s Journey

Dawn Meredith reflects on her writing a career, from the first initial steps to her current status of a published and successful author. Her love of language shines through and she revels in the moments when “the words flowed like chocolate and it was a joy”. Residing in Tasmania, Dawn also harnesses technology to support her writing and publishing endeavours – read on for some tips and ideas.

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Monday, 2 September 2019

From the blog: Ella and the Ocean by Lian Tanner, illustrated by Jonathan Bentley

Report on launch of Lian Tanner's first picture book at Hobart Bookshop, Sunday 4th August.

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Saturday, 24 August 2019

From the blog: Nan Chauncy Award – a Book Week celebration

Maureen Mann shares the highlights of the Nan Chauncy Award and presentation to James Moloney at the 2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

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Saturday, 17 August 2019

From the blog: Northern Primary Readers' Cup - Celebrating Readers

Schools in and around Launceston have been participating in readers’ cup challenges since 2002. Anne Donnelly shares the highlights and tensions of the recent primary school competition.

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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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