• Storylines Notable Book Awards 2020 – virtual flyer now available

    Storylines Notable Books List 2020     The 2020 Storylines Notable Books List, for the highest quality books in five genres published during 2019, is now available online.   It is compiled by the Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust from over 110 entries from publishers by expert panels of authors, teachers, librarians, academics and parents. […]

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  • Nosy Crow’s Free Digital Book for Kids About COVID-19 Takes Off

    from Publishing Perspectives  by Olivia Snaije With Axel Scheffler’s illustrations and Hugh Bonneville’s narration, Nosy Crow’s ‘Coronavirus: A Book for Children’ has been downloaded more than 700,000 times. Illustration by Axel Scheffler for ‘Coronavirus: A Book for Children,’ Nosy Crow Editor’s note: At this writing, the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center indicates that the United […]

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  • CLNZ launches new contestable funding round – Open April 15-Closes April 29

    Applications are now open for a Special Round of Contestable Fund Grants, with $120,000 available to apply for.   Copyright Licensing New Zealand is running a Special Round of its Contestable Fund Grants in order to support short-term projects that have arisen or been developed to respond to the changed environment in the New Zealand […]

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  • New campaign celebrates Kiwi men and what they read BLOKES vs BOOKS

    New campaign promotes Kiwi men as readers A new online campaign launching on April 12 will focus on New Zealand men and their reading habits. In these days of staying home to stop the spread of Covid-19, there’s never been a better time to crack open a good book, or listen to a story. Blokes […]

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  • Welcome to the Stay Home Book Club – new READ NZ initiative

    A new website launched today encourages Kiwi kids to explore new and familiar stories during the national lockdown. Stay Home Book Club is a new online reading challenge from Read NZ Te Pou Muramura (formerly NZ Book Council). Primary and intermediate-aged children are invited to register for free and choose their team to play for. […]

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  • FIRST CHAPTERS Shining a light on new New Zealand books in limbo

    Thursday 9 April 2020 New Zealand publishers have had to delay the publication of many New Zealand books in recent weeks, most of which they anticipate releasing to fanfare in May 2020. So how do readers find out what’s coming from New Zealand publishers, and how do we keep desperate readers satiated in these days […]

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  • BolognaFiere Announces an Online Rights Trading Option

    April 1, 2020 In an attempt to maintain its place in international rights for children’s and YA content, Bologna Children’s Book Fair follows its cancellation with news of an online trading program. At the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2020 news conference announcing the programming that would be postponed and then canceled in the coronavirus COVID-19 […]

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  • David Hill: what it takes to be a professional writer

    “…I wept all over the last pages, they are tear blotched…”   In the latest episode of the NZSA Oral History Podcast Season 3 we hear from David Hill who has been writing full-time in New Zealand for over 30 years. David is probably best known for his writing for children and young adults but he […]

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  • NZ Library Storytimes during COVID-19 – LIANZA/SLANZA LIMITED PERMISSIONS

     Guidelines for libraries, schools and early childhood education centres Schools, libraries and early childhood education centres are keen to ensure that New Zealand children are still able to enjoy all that a good book has to offer during these unsettling times. Providing storytimes for children through online platforms is something that New Zealand authors and […]

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  • The Coalition for Books: Writers and Books join the Pasifika Festival

    The recently established Coalition for Books will be placing writers centre stage at the upcoming Pasifika Festival, to be held in Auckland across the weekend of 14th – 15th March. Writers including Poet Laureate David Eggleton and rising star Tayi Tibble will be amongst those performing on stages throughout the two-day event, with its expected […]

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  • Storylines Manuscript Awards and shortlists announced for 2020

    Storylines Children’s Literature Trust of New Zealand http://www.storylines.org.nz Congratulations to all NZSA members listed below: The Storylines Children’s Literature Trust is pleased to announce the shortlists for the Storylines Joy Cowley Award for a picture book text, the Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award for a junior novel manuscript, the Storylines Te Kāhurangi Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira […]

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  • 2020 Storylines Notable Book winners announced

    Storylines Children’s Literature Trust of New Zealand http://www.storylines.org.nz The Storylines Children’s Literature Trust is pleased to announce its Storylines Notable Book Awards 2020 for the highest quality books in five genres published during 2019. The awards lists are compiled from more than 110 entries from publishers by expert panels of authors, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and […]

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