• The rise and rise of New Zealand children’s publishing – Tessa Duder

    Keynote speech – Storylines National Children’s Writers and Illustrators’ Hui, 6 October 2017 Once upon a time – about 1978 – a young mother of four was struck in the middle of the night with an idea for a children’s novel. A sailing adventure! A family in peril! Would they survive the night?! This was […]

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  • Nominations published for the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals 2018

    Nominations have been published for two of the country’s oldest children’s book awards for writing and illustration for children. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded annually by CILIP for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people; while the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded for distinguished illustration in a book for […]

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  • TWO WHITE RAVENS FOR NZ

      A huge congratulations to author Melinda Szymanik, illustrator Donovan Bixley and publisher Scholastic NZ for Fuzzy Doodle and David Elliot and publisher Otago University Press for Snark: Being a true history of the expedition that discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock . . . and its tragic aftermath being selected as 2017 White Ravens! Each year language […]

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  • New Survey Finds That Almost 400,000 Kiwis Are Not Reading

    MEDIA RELEASE A new survey into New Zealanders’ reading habits confirms not only are we a nation that loves to read – we devour an average of 20.6 books a year – but also a nation that loves to read our own stories. Almost 50% of Kiwi adult survey respondents read at least one book […]

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  • 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    The winners of the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults will be announced on the evening of Monday, 14 August in Wellington. Finalist Author Events Young readers will have a chance to meet the finalist authors in early August, at three big events. The first is in Christchurch (Monday, 7 August […]

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