• Philippa Werry

    Philippa Werry is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays for children and adults. Her work has appeared in the School Journal, other educational publications and various anthologies, and some stories have been broadcast on National Radio.Several of her books have featured in the Storylines Notable Books lists and her historical novel Enemy at the gate was shortlisted for the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards in 2009. Her non-fiction book Anzac Day: the New Zealand story was shortlisted for both the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults and the Lianza Book awards in 2014. She has been shortlisted three times for the Royal Society of New Zealand Manhire Prize for Creative Science Writing. In 2010, she was awarded the NZSA Mid Career Writers Award. Philippa belongs to the Wellington Children's Book Association and visits schools around the country as part of the Book Council Writers in Schools programme; she is also an online writing tutor and maintains several writing blogs. In April 2014 she travelled to Turkey as a member of the Gallipoli Volunteers program to help out at Anzac Day there.


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    Waitangi Day: the New Zealand story: what it is and why it matters (New Holland, 2015)

    Best mates, illustrated by Bob Kerr (New Holland, 2014)

    Anzac Day: the New Zealand story: what it is and why it matters (New Holland, 2013)

    Harbour bridge (Scholastic, 2014)

    Lighthouse family (Scholastic, 2013)

    A girl called Harry (Scholastic, 2010)

    Enemy at the gate (Scholastic, 2008)

    The great chocolate cake bake off (Scholastic, 2007)

    Armistice Day: the New Zealand story: what it is and why it matters (New Holland, 2016)

    The New Zealand Wars (New Holland, 2018)

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