Welcome to the CBCA (Tasmanian Branch) Inc. website

2022 Executive elected on October 30, 2021

Your 2021 executive are:
President - Steve Martin
Vice President - Roxanne Steenbergen
Secretary - Loretta Brazendale
Treasurer and Public Officer - Felicity Sly

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Membership for 2022

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

From 2019-2022 CBCA Tas has been awarded a Federal Government Grant to support Book Week Activities. As part of this grant, members are entitled to a funded Creator workshop. See our Membership and Creators pages for further information.

Personal or institution membership forms can be accessed here.

Book of the Year Awards 2021

Winners 2021

Shortlist 2021 

Notables 2021

Shortlist banner 2021

Latest news (please scroll)

From the blog: Finding the Balance – Can Books help Save the Planet?

With climate disasters at home and abroad and media reporting on global warming, children can’t help but be affected and concerned. This week, Jennie presents some recent, and some not quite so new, publications dealing with sustainable issues that can help parents and teachers navigate this challenging topic.

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From the blog: With Opened Eyes: Snapshot 3 follows the Aboriginal Dreaming trail

The 2022 CBCA Conference brought together a range of speakers and covered significant topics deftly woven together with connections to country and an Australian Aboriginal presence that aptly encouraged participants to dream of possibilities and look at the world with open eyes to consider different points of view. As a virtual attendee Jennie Bales draws together some of these Aboriginal perspectives.

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Book of the Year Shadow Judging

19 Tasmanian Schools are completing the Shadow Judging in 2022. 11 have been funded by CBCA National with RISE funding as SUN Project Schools. The other 8 schools are being funded using the Book Week Grant funding.

Each school selected one category, and the students are busily reading and 'shadowing' the judging process that the CBCA judges use.

The results of their 'shadow judging' will be announced on Friday August 26.

More information will become available via the SUN Project website

Book Week 2022: August 20-26

Dreaming with eyes open....

Art work by Jasmine Seymour

see Announcement

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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)