Picture book round up for October 2015

The Lion and the Bird cover image

Alright, it’s November. Stop being picky. Anyway, Christmas is coming up so go buy these books – they will all make brilliant presents! Let’s Catch That Rainbow, written and illustrated by Ann Keane, Pines Estate Books, ISBN 9780473320171, RRP $19.99 A rainy day story for a rainy day read, Let’s Catch That Rainbow follows Hadleigh […]

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Leading New Zealand Children’s Book Awards Merge

Leading New Zealand Children’s Book Awards Merge and Hell Pizza Encourages Reading Addiction Prize Money Now Totals $59,500 The New Zealand Book Awards Trust and the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) have announced today that they are merging their respective children’s book awards, setting the stage for even more activity and […]

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Vote for your favourite New Zealand children and young adults book

Would you like to choose the winners in the 2015 New Zealand Children and Young Adults Book Awards? Be part of the Children’s Choice voting and have your chance to vote for the New Zealand books you think are the best. Children and teenagers across the country have been busy reading and reviewing their favourites amongst all the […]

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Book review: The Ghosts of Young Nick’s Head by Sue Copsey

The Ghosts of Young Nick’s Head by Sue Copsey, ISBN9781494354411, Available in paperback or ebook Young adult books are ubiquitous these days but sometimes I feel like the traditional 8 – 12 year old children’s chapter book is being ignored. So it’s a pleasure to find a fun, well-written example like The Ghosts of Young […]

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