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2024 AGM: TBA October 2024

All positions are declared vacant at the AGM. 

2024 Executive elected on October 28, 2023

Your 2023-24 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)

End of Year Celebrations, Reflections and Forward Planning

A timely post as the end of the school year draws close that highlights the varied and engaging experiences that school libraries and rich library programs afford our children. Input from students is an important component of these inspirational ideas shared by Anna Davidson, a teacher librarian at Hutchins School.

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From the blog: Writing As Play

This week, Tasmanian author, Claire van Ryn shares the joy and freedom she has found in writing fiction and the open invitation the form offers to play with ideas and language.

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From the blog: Read Aloud to Your Child Every Day

CBCA Tasmania, in partnership with Toast for Kids Charity launched a new campaign, “Read Aloud to Your Child Every Day”, in Hobart on the weekend at Mathers House, during the Sunday Farm Gate Market. Families that joined us had the opportunity to receive a copy of the recent Toast 4 Kids Tassie Rhymes for Little Tigers (Joy, 2022) or a different complimentary book to start their own Read Aloud to your Child Every Day commitment.

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From the blog: Northern Secondary Readers’ Cup

The Northern Secondary Schools’ Readers’ Cup also celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, with this special report from Jess Marston sharing her first experience in judging this competition. Jessica enjoyed this different secondary perspective rather than organising and participating in the Primary event.

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From the blog: Saving Species Through Story

Can stories save the world? Dr Sarah Pye thinks they can!
This week’s blog introduces a series of literary non fiction texts focusing on endangered animals in South East Asia, the conservation work of Dr Wong and the many projects of the author, Dr Sarah Pye in sharing her knowledge and experiences with young readers and students in schools.

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Launched October 29 2023

CBCA Tasmania Branch and Toast 4 Kids charity have co-launched an initiative to encourage parents/caregivers to read aloud to children in their care...every day. We aim for this message to go Australia-wide, with the opportunity for any organisation to add their own logo to the banner/email signature. Please contact us at tas@cbca.org.au if you would like a copy of the logo.

Read Aloud Logo

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

see Announcement

see EVENTS page 


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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)