Last Night's AGM

Hi everyone,

The speakers at our AGM, Andrew Joyner and Kristin Weidenbach were really inspiring. 

Andrew spoke very amusingly of his mistakes along the way to becoming such a successful illustrator. He explained that , for him, "Illustrating a picture book is solving a problem".

Kristin, who has written adult books, found her inspiration for writing a picture book in the "Peasant Prince". She also revealed some inside knowledge behind the illustrations in her first picture book.

We welcomed the new members to the committee and celebrated the return of Tracy Glover as the branch President.

It has been a fabulous year for the branch. If you have any suggestions for next year, please feel welcome to add to this blog.

Read on. :-)

Linda Guthrie

SA Branch Vice President

Champion Shorts

Hi fellow CBCA members,

This year we congratulate the winners of the 2013 Champion Shorts competition. Keely, Paris, Brooke, Scarlett and Teresa, from St Mary‟s College, Adelaide, based their entry on the book entitled „The Terrible Suitcase‟ by Emma Allen.

We greatly appreciate the efforts of all the students who entered our competition and shared their talent and inspiration.

This year saw students' entries move beyond the book trailer to give a more considered and critical response to the text they chose.

Feedback from members has been listened to. We will be launching this competition at the same time as the announcement of the 2014 Shortlisted Books. This will give students an extra term to complete their entry.

For classroom teachers this competition links directly to the Australian Curriculum English as well as the General Capabilities.

I am looking forward to the fabulous entries we will see next year.

kind regards

Linda Guthrie

SA Branch Vice President



Hello New and Ongoing members,

Thank you for joining us as members of the CBCA-SA branch.

This blog is an opportunity to  share -

-  feedback about events and PD you have attended

-  ideas for what you would like us to explore

- suggestions of PD topics you think would be valuable

We appreciate your input and I, personally, hope to get the opportunity to meet you soon at one of our upcoming events.

Tracy Glover

CBCA-SA 2013 Branch President



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