Welcome to the CBCA (Tasmanian Branch) Inc. website

2023 AGM

Date and Venue to be advised.

2023 Executive elected on October 29, 2022

Your 2022-23 executive are:
President - Steve Martin
Vice President - Roxanne Steenbergen
Secretary - Loretta Brazendale
Treasurer and Public Officer - Felicity Sly

We welcome enquiries. Please go to our contacts page.


Merchandise for the 2023 Book of the Year Awards, featuring the artwork of Matt Ottley is now available.

There are some Christmas Gift ideas available for purchase now.

Merch 2023


Membership for 2023

New forms are now available on the Membership page, or by emailing tas@cbca.org.au.

Join or renew now to support the volunteer operations of CBCA Tas Branch.

CBCATas have been given permission to finalise the Federal Government Grant to support Book Week Activities in 2023. Institutional Members will be able to select one of the benefits offered (while funds last). See our Membership and Creators pages for further information.

Personal or institution membership forms can be accessed here.

Book of the Year Awards 2023

Shortlist 2023

Notables 2023

Latest news (please scroll)

From the blog: Middle Grade Books

Finding books to engage keen middle school readers can be a challenge. Nella Pickup provides some tempting titles that challenge young independent readers.

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From the blog: A Story Shared

Having just had a birthday and received a book (or two ;-) as part of the celebration, I can relate to Emma’s post this week. The choosing of the book gift says as much about the giver as it does about the recipient - serendipity in action!

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From the blog: Tasmania Reads Week

Mark your calendar for a week of reading as part of the Tasmania Reads Week campaign. Sue McKerracher, Executive Director of Libraries Tasmania, our guest blogger, introduces the event and provides tips to help you immerse yourself in books.

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Events calendar

2023 A Conversation on the CBCA Book of the Year Shortlist

DATE: 11 May 2023

TIME: 4:00 to 5:30 pm

VENUE: Pod Café area in the Launceston Library

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Shadow Judging Returns in 2023

Register NOW via the SUN Project website

Book Week 2023: August 19-25

Read, Grow, Inspire

Art work by Matt Ottley

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Online Resources

Visit the CBCA website to access Reading Time for children's book news and reviews.

Links to book related activities from the Kid Lit blog

Audible resources free whilst schools closed

Cloudyseas activities (Coral Tulloch facebook)