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From the blog: Emotional Intelligence

This week Maureen Mann casts an alternative lens over a selection of CBCA Shortlisted titles to consider those that could spark conversations around empathy and resilience because of the emotional intelligence displayed in the characters. You are invited to add your own examples to this list.

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From the blog: Will it be a good series or…?

With her finger on the pulse of what’s popular in children’s fiction our guest author from The Hobart Bookshop, Bronwyn Chalke, shares some popular series fiction for independent readers from primary through to secondary years. Find out what’s just hit the shelves or is soon to be released and pick up the next books in your favourite series.

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From the blog: The Joy of Illustrating Dogs

It is delightful to have Tasmanian illustrator, Tony Flowers, as a guest blogger this week. Tony’s illustrations are true works of art that add layers of meaning to the stories that he so skillfully brings to life. And, of course, hunting for dogs across the many picture books that he has illustrated adds more fun to the reading experience.

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From the blog: Writing a Novel is Like Running an Ultramarathon. Part 1

The first in a two part marathon, Marie Heitz, author of the intriguing and edge-of-the-seat adventure The Diemen Alexander, reveals how endurance has fuelled her passion for extreme sports and writing. Her scientific endeavours shine through in this novel that explores genetics, palaeontology and biological change as well environmental and social issues.

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From the blog: Celebrating 50 years

The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature revelled in a week of celebrations in March to mark a significant milestone in its history. This week, Dr Belle Alderman AM, Director of the Centre, provides a wonderful first-hand account that captures this unique and special occasion.

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