• More than 1400 children tune into special live reading event with award-winning NZ author

    Classrooms and libraries right across the country tuned in to a special live book reading by award-winning Kiwi author and NZSA member Tania Roxborogh on Wednesday – the first in a series of live author events being held as part of HELL’s growing annual Reading Challenge.   The live readings are a new addition to […]

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  • Storylines National Story Tour visits Canterbury 16 – 20 May 2022

    Storylines takes its first 2022 Story Tour to Canterbury from 16 May to 20 May. Storylines Story Tours visit primary and secondary schools; libraries and community groups in a selected region, and this tour includes Christchurch, Rolleston, Darfield, Kirwee, Hororata, Hanmer Springs, Ashburton,Geraldine, Fairlie and Waimate, finishing inTimaru on 20 May. Presenting the Canterbury Story […]

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  • Storylines announces winners of 2022 awards for children’s and young adult manuscripts

    Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa has announced the 2022 winners of its major awards for writers of manuscripts for children’s and young adult books. The five winners were selected from more than 230 entries. The awards were presented at the annual Storylines Margaret Mahy National Awards Day held in […]

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  • Awards: Bologna names its 2022 Best Children’s Publishers of the Year

    In its 10th round, the Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publishers of the Year names its winners across six regions. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson As Publishing Perspectives readers know, the Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year is “the big one” in terms of bragging rights. Publishers in many parts of the world […]

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  • Celebrating International Children’s Book Day

    On March 26, Read NZ will be celebrating International Children’s Book Day with a special online event at 12pm. Co-hosted by IBBY Canada and IBBY New Zealand/Storylines, this live-streamed event on Bibliovideo features special guests Te Awhi Rito Reading Ambassador Kaumātua Ben Brown and Edmonton Public Library Elder in Residence Jo-Ann Saddleback, as well as […]

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  • Selling Aotearoa’s stories to the world

    A new digital rights portal aims to overcome the tyranny of distance and the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic to promote books from Aotearoa New Zealand to international rights buyers around the world. The Publishers Association of New Zealand Te Rau o Tākupu (PANZ) has launched NewZealandBooks.com which will be a focal point for […]

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  • Kiwis love to read to their children – READ NZ survey

    82% of parents of young children read with them at least once a week and usually at bedtime, according to the Read NZ National Reading Survey released today. Around a third reported their children under 10 years of age had a particular book they liked to be read repeatedly, while 55% said they wished they […]

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  • NZ Representation at Bologna and Shanghai Children’s Book Fairs 2022/ Huia & Beatnik up for Bologna Award

    PANZ is delighted to welcome Maria Leonardi as manager of the PANZ stand at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which runs from 22 to 25 March. Maria is organising the NZ stand and also coordinating meetings to present books from the exhibiting publishers. Well-known in the international publishing world, Maria was until recently the editorial […]

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  • He whakangungu tuhi pukapuka pikitia

    Know an emerging Māori writer with a passion for writing children’s stories? We, the Māori Literature Trust/Te Waka Taki Kōrero, are hosting a workshop on writing Māori language picture books. So join us, and/or share this opportunity with people you know.  Ka toro atu ki te ao pukapuka, mai i te kākano o te whakaaro […]

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  • Diana Noonan wins Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal 2022

    Writer and NZSA member Diana Noonan, author of more than 100 titles for children and young adults, is the 2022 winner of the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal for lifetime achievement and outstanding contribution to New Zealand’s literature for young people. The premier award is made annually by Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand […]

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  • Storylines’ 2021 Tours reach more than 30,000 young people

    “The beneficial impact of authors and illustrators visiting schools to encourage a love of reading cannot be under-estimated,” says the chair of Storylines Children’s Literature Trust Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki, Christine Young. “That’s why the Storylines Story Tours are so important as a way of directly engaging young New Zealanders with books and stories created […]

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  • Judges and new sponsor announced for 2022 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    Award-winning authors, librarians, a children’s bookseller and reviewer, as well as respected proponents of te reo and te ao Māori, make up the two panels of experts selected to judge entries in the 2022 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Educationalist and author Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith, who was a judge in the […]

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