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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Book review: How Bizarre by Simon Grigg

How Bizarre: Pauly Fuemana and the Song that Stormed the World by Simon Grigg, Awa Press, ISBN9781927249222, RRP $38 Is there any New Zealander, anywhere in the world who wouldn’t immediately know exactly what one was talking about if one simply said “How bizarre”? In 1995 and 1996 Pauly Fuemana and Alan Jansson, as Otara […]

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Book review: Starlight Peninsula by Charlotte Grimshaw

Starlight Peninsula by Charlotte Grimshaw, Vintage, ISBN9781775538226, RRP $38 Starlight Peninsula is the beguiling new novel from one of New Zealand’s most celebrated contemporary authors, Charlotte Grimshaw. The novel’s central character, Eloise Hay, is a young woman forced to slowly confront trauma from her past, a past that suddenly seems to her to be full of […]

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2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards judges announced

The 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards will be judged by 12 eminent academics, writers, journalist, commentators, former publishers and booksellers from around New Zealand; a three-fold increase on the number of judges in previous years which reflects the Awards’ new judging structure. Each of the Awards’ four categories – Fiction, Poetry, General Non-Fiction 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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