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Enter our Autumn Reading Competition

Win books and Subway vouchers!

At Christchurch City Libraries we’re combining our Autumn Reading Competition with the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.  The finalists in this year’s book awards are announced on Tuesday 8 April and this is also when our Autumn Reading Competition opens.

During the Autumn Reading Promotion you’ll have the chance to vote for your favourite finalist book in the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, and you’ll have the chance to win a trip to Orana Park for your class or your family.

Here on the Christchurch Kids Blog we have extra chances for you to win.  You could win a set of the Junior Fiction finalist books and Subway vouchers, just for sending us your response to one of the finalist books.  You could write a review, write a poem, create something and send us a photo, or you could write a story based on one of the books.  Email your response to or enter it as a comment on this post.

Competition closes Friday 21 May.  See below for terms and conditions

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Celebrate the 2012 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Festival

The 2012 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Festival runs from 7-16 May, 2012 and celebrates the books that are finalists in the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.

We have some great events planned in Canterbury to celebrate the finalist books, including a competition that you can enter to win book vouchers.   You can download the Canterbury Programme for the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Festival and the entry form for the Canterbury Festival competition, Who’s Your Remarkable Kiwi right here.

New Zealand Post Children’s Book Festival – Canterbury Programme

Enter the Remarkable Kiwis competition

Tell us about a remarkable Kiwi in your life.   They could be your mum, dad, grandparents, teacher or anyone else you know.

Terms and conditions:

  • Open to Canterbury residents aged 7-18 years.
  • Competition closes Sunday 29 April at 5pm.
  • Winners will be notified by notified by phone and/or email and will be invited to the prize giving in the Festival week (7-16 May).
  • If you are a winner, you consent to your name, photograph, entry and/or interview being used for reasonable publicity purposes.
  • Prizes are not transferable.

You can drop your entry into Shirley Library or send to:  Zac Harding, Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Road, Christchurch 8061.

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Win The Spook’s Destiny by Joseph Delaney

This week we’ll be joined by seriously spooky author, Joseph Delaney.  Joseph is the author of the Spook’s Apprentice series about Thomas Ward, the seventh son of a seventh son, who becomes apprenticed to the local Spook.  It’s one of the creepiest series I’ve read and I got to meet Joseph a couple of years ago when he was in Christchurch.  On Wednesday Joseph will join us to tell us about the Spooks series.

We have 2 copies of the latest Spooks book, The Spook’s Destiny, to give away.  To get in the draw to win a copy, all you have to do is tell us: Who is your favourite character from the Spooks series?  Leave a comment on this post with your answer, your name and email address (so that we can contact you if you win).  Competition closes Friday 14 October.

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Win Zac Power and Phoenix Files books

The Storylines Free Family Day in Christchurch on Sunday 21 August is only 2 weeks away.  There are lots of amazing author and illustrators coming, including the author of the Zac Power series and Phoenix Files series, Chris Morphew.  Thanks to Hardie Grant Egmont we are giving away two of Chris Morphew’s books:

To go into the draw to win one of these books, all you have to do is answer this question – What gadget would you use to help you save the world?  It could be one of Zac Power’s gadgets or any gadget that you can think of.  Add a comment on this post with your answer, your name, email address (so we can contact you if you win) and the title of the book that you would like to win.  Entries close Friday 12 August at 5pm.

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NZ Post Children’s Book Awards Competitions

If you’re looking for something to do these school holidays you can enter the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards competitions.  There are two competitions and they are open to anyone from 0-18 years so if you have any brothers or sisters that want to enter they can too.  The competitions relate to two of the finalist books:

You can submit your entries by dropping them into Hornby Library, South Library or The Reading Bug Bookshop, or email them to  Entries close on Wednesday 18 May and an exhibition of the finalists’ work will be displayed in South Library from 1 May-18 May.

There are lots of prizes up for grabs and everyone who enters will get invited to the prize giving on Friday 20 May at South Library.  Get creative for your chance to win!

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Competition winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our competitions on the Christchurch Kids Blog.  Here are the names of the lucky kids who have won some wonderful new books:

  • NZ Book Month Competition – Tierney and nancydrewgirl.  You’ve both won a bundle of New Zealand books.
  • Explore Christchurch and win – Saoirse.  You’ve won a Des Hunt prize pack, with a copy of The Peco Incident and The Naughty Kids Book of Nature.

Congratulations to our winners!  If you want to get your hands on some new books, you can still enter our Explore Christchurch and win competition.

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Join the 2011 Reading Crusade and win


If you love rugby and reading then you should join the 2011 Reading Crusade.  If you’ve never done the Reading Crusade before it’s a fun reading promotion run by Christchurch City Libraries and the Crusaders rugby team.

All you have to do is read six books, fill out a reading log and get a parent, teacher  or librarian to register your reading.  Once you’ve registered you’re in the draw for heaps of cool prizes.  Find out more on the Reading Crusade website.

Each week we have a Reading Crusade Challenge for you to try and we’ll be giving away some great new books each week to Christchurch kids who comment on the blog.

Get reading and join the Reading Crusade!

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Competitions galore!

You can find out about lots of different competitions on our blog at the moment.  If you enter these competitions on the blog you could win some cool book bundles:

  • Let the fun begin – New Zealand Book Month 2011 – add your comments to the blog during March and you could win a bundle of New Zealand children’s books.  There are only 2 days left so you better hurry!
  • Explore Christchurch at your library and win – hunt through our photo collection and find the most interesting photos.  Find your favourite photo in the category that we select, copy the address and post it in a comment on the blog telling us why you like it.  We’ll post the winner’s photo each time and they’ll receive a book prize.  The first category is Costume and Fashion.

You could also enter these cool writing competitions for the chance to win some awesome prizes and even get your story published:


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January Star Author Competition

The winner of the January Star Author Competition is Billy Weed.  The Boy Zero books are coming your way.

Our January Star Author, Peter Millett, has written a series for younger readers called Boy Zero: Wannabe Hero.  In the series the main character, Charlie Applejack, is a boy with superpowers who really wants to be a superhero.  The only problem is that the Super School has rejected him because his superpowers aren’t super enough.  However, when the galaxy’s most sensational new super villain hatches a dastardly plot to take over the world, it’s up to Charlie to save the day – and that’s only in the first book!

To go into the draw to win a copy of Book 1 and 2 of the Boy Zero series we want you to tell us what superpower you would like to have and how you would use your power.   Just add a comment on this post with your name and email address (so we can contact you if you win).

This competition has now closed.  Thanks to everyone who entered.

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Summertime Reading Club winning bloggers

Our last 4 prize winners of a $20 Borders voucher are:

– Ravy
– Tierney
– Eibhlin
– Nisa

Thanks to everyone who added their comments and book reviews throughout Summertime Reading Club.

Check out the rest of the blog for more great books to read and enjoy this Summer.

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Best Books of 2010 – vote and win

What are your favourite books you’ve read this year?

We’re putting together a list of the best books of 2010 and we need your help.  We’ve picked the Top 5 Books for Older Readers and the Top 5 Books for Young Adults and we want you to vote for your favourite book in each group.

All you have to do is choose your favourite book and go to our Kids website (for Older Fiction) or Pulse (for Young Adult) to send your vote  (see the website for Terms and Conditions).

Two lucky voters will win a selection of the Top 5 books, so get voting!

This competition has now finished.

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Thanks for your comments – the winners are…

Thanks to everyone who has commented on the blog recently.  It’s been great to see some new kids telling us what you think about books, movies, sports and lots more.

Congratulations to the following people who each win a fantastic book for adding their comments:

  • Alison
  • Natasha
  • Brendon
  • Holly
  • Kelsey
  • Keira
  • Gerorgia
  • Danika

Anyone can add their comments to the blog so join in any time.  Check out our competitions for more chances to win books and other prizes.

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Last chance to WIN The Project

WIN a copy of The Project


You only have a couple of days left to enter our Star Author Competition to win a copy of Brian Falkner’s fantastic new book, The Project

All you have to do is read our ‘What’s the most boring book in the world?’ post and add a comment telling us what is the most boring book you’ve read. 

The competition closes on Friday 1 October so tell us what you think and you’ll go in the draw to win a copy of The Project.

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Winners of our Poetry Competition

Congratulations to Henry and Maggie from our St Michael’s Star Bloggers for winning our poetry competition that we were running to celebrate NZ Poetry Month.  You can read A Politically Correct Christmas Story posted by Henry and My Pig Won’t Let Me Watch TV posted by Maggie.  Both Henry and Maggie have won a Smiggle prize pack for their efforts.

You too could have a chance of winning a prize here on the blog, just for telling us what you think.  Keep your eyes peeled for more competitions soon!

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