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Champion reads – the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Are you looking for a great read? Try the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults – what a bunch of brilliant books.

Vasanti Unka’s The Boring Book wins the New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year is all about the award-winners.

The full list of winners of the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults is:

Cover of The Boring Book Cover of The Beginner's guide to hunting and fishing Dunger Joy Cowley (Winner) Cover of Mortal fire Cover of A necklace of souls Cover of The Three Bears Cover of Bugs

New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and winner of Best Picture Book category: Prizes: $7,500 for the New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and $7,500 for Best Picture Book The Boring Book by Vasanti Unka (Penguin Group (NZ), Puffin)

Best Non-Fiction: Prize $7,500: The Beginner’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing in New Zealand by Paul Adamson (Random House New Zealand)

Junior Fiction: Prize $7,500: Dunger by Joy Cowley (Gecko Press)

Best Young Adult Fiction: Prize $7,500: Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox (Gecko Press)

Best First Book: Prize $2,000: A Necklace of Souls by R L Stedman (Harper Collins Publishers (NZ), HarperVoyager)

Children’s Choice: Prize $2,000: The Three Bears…Sort Of by Yvonne Morrison and Donovan Bixley (Scholastic New Zealand)

Honour award: Prize $500: Bugs by Whiti Hereaka (Huia Publishers)

Māori Language award: Prize $1,000 (announced on 8 April) Taka Ki Ro Wai by Keri Kaa and Martin D Page (Tania&Martin)

 

Our own wonderful librarian Zac Harding – you might know him from this very blog – was a judge, along with Ant Sang and Barbara Else.

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Kids’ Books: picks from our March newsletter

Some fun new book picks from our March Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover of Children's Book of Mythical Beasts & Magical MonstersCover of The Ghosts of Tupelo LandingCover of Ophelia and the Marvelous BoyCover of The Lego MovieCover of Ice DogsCover of Canterbury QuakeCover of The Monster Fun Joke BookCover of The Sea of MonstersCover of The Pirate's Eye

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For more great reads for kids, check out our Fun to Read page – it links you to reading lists, if you likes, interactive quizzes and lots more.

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Kids’ Books: picks from our February newsletter

Looking for something fun to read? Our Kids’ Books newsletter has some great suggestions.

I particularly want to borrow iDinosaur, which, with the magic of Augmented Reality, lets you bring dinosaurs roaring back to life from the book page, by using your smartphone or tablet.

Cover of Cool Optical IllusionsCover of Sophie Hartley and the Facts of LifeCover of Survive!Cover of iDinosaurCover of School Made EasierCover of ChickadeeCover of The Forbidden StoneCover of Escape from Ice Mountain

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Kids’ Books: picks from our January newsletter

Princesses, pirates, explorers, mysteries and tyrannosaurs – check out some of the great picks from our January Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover of Princess TalesCover of Secrets at the Chocolate MansionCover of Explorer: The Lost IslandsCover of Tracking TyrannosaurusCover of It's Raining Cats and DogsCover of Magic Marks the SpotCover of Nick and Tesla's High Voltage Danger LabCover of The London Eye MysteryCover of The Twistrose Key

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Kids’ Books: picks from our December newsletter

Looking for something to read during the school holidays? Check out these great picks from our December Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover of Is That A Word?Cover of The Runaway DragonCover of RooftoppersCover of From Mud Huts to SkyscrapersCover of Handbook for Dragon SlayersCover of From Norvelt to NowhereCover of Even My Ears Are SmilingCover of Where the Mountain Meets the MoonCover of The Abominables

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Don’t forget also to take part in the Summertime Reading Club to be in to win some great prizes!

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Kids’ Books: picks from our November newsletter

Check out these great picks from our November Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover of The Adventures of BeanboyCover of Zombie Baseball BeatdownCover of Counting by 7sCover of Sure Signs of CrazyCover of The Screaming StaircaseCover of Listening for LuccaCover of Down to EarthCover of ChopChop

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Kids’ Books: picks from our October newsletter

Some picks from our October Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover of My Tourist Guide to the Centre of the EarthCover of Mister Max: The Book of Lost ThingsCover of A Cat Called ElvisCover of Lego Minifigures Character EncyclopediaCover of FishtalesCover of Cave of WondersCover of Flora & UlyssesCover of BoomCover of Only You Can Save Mankind

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