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2023 AGM: October 28

The 2023 AGM will be held at Libraries Tasmania, Murray Street Hobart on October 28 starting at 10:30am

All members and interested people are invited to attend. Please RSVP to tas@cbca.org.au (or just turn up on the day)

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.



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

Winners 2023

Book of the Year Awards 2024

Latest news (please scroll)

From the blog: Why Book Clubs Matter

This week Lyndon considers the power of sharing our reading experiences and how book clubs can add richness and deeper connections to the books we have engaged with.

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From the blog: The Reading Journey

Booksellers play an important role in connecting children to great literature and I am always amazed at how widely read they are and their depth of knowledge on new and classic publications. This week, Holly Cooper, from Petrach’s Book Shop, shares her experience in matching books to readers and suggests some personal and popular favourites.

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From the blog: Picture Books for Older Readers : Insights into Endpapers

A previous post reviewed the exciting new database Picture Books for Older Readers produced by the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature. This week, Dr Belle Alderman AM, a Director at the Centre, hones in on the contribution of endpapers and how they contribute to the literary engagement and interpretation of sophisticated picture books. Read on to discover how endpapers play an integral role in the storytelling process and also witness the breadth of search possibilities in the database.

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From the blog: CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2023: And the winners are…

And the winders are…. Did your favourite(s) receive an award? With a number of readers already familiar with the shortlisted titles, Felicity shares her personal experiences gained through reading books and reviews and from her senior students involved in the Shadow Judging (announced next Friday, 25 August).

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Events calendar

Foundation for Literacy and Learning Symposium

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Shadow Judging

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)