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Kids’ Books: picks from our September newsletter

Check out some of the great new titles in our September Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover of Art DetectiveCover of Bo at Ballard CreekCover of The Dragon's ToothCover of LEGO Man in SpaceCover of The  Name of This Book is SecretCover of The Mouse with the Question Mark TailCover of Romeo BlueCover of Smells Like TreasureCover of The Glitch in Sleep

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Kids’ Books: picks from our latest newsletter

Check out some of the great new titles in our August Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover of Pi in the Sky Cover of The Hero's Guide To Storming The Castle Cover of I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail Cover of Life of Ty Cover of Space Blasters Cover of Fly Guy and the Frankenfly Cover of Follow Follow Cover of When Is a Black Hole not a Hole?

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LIANZA Children’s Book Awards winners

The LIANZA Children’s Book Awards ceremony was on in Wellington last night (Monday 5 August 2013).

Here is the list of winners. Good reads guaranteed!

Cover of Red RocksCover of The Nature of ash

LIANZA Junior Fiction Award – Esther Glen Medal. For the most distinguished contribution to literature for children aged 0-15. Red Rocks by Rachael King, (Random House New Zealand)

Pene Walsh, Awards Convenor and Gisborne Library Manager said:

although dealing with issues of a broken family, loneliness and bullying, this is an enjoyable and easy read, the story interwoven with myth, is written in a way that makes it entirely believable.

LIANZA Young Adult Fiction Award. For the distinguished contribution to literature for children and young adults aged 13 years and above. The Nature of Ash by Mandy Hager, (Random House New Zealand)

The strong and extremely well-developed characters, along with the dystopian theme, formed an action-packed story that in many ways reflects the current issues facing humankind today.

LIANZA Illustration Award – Russell Clark Award. For the most distinguished illustrations in a children’s book. A Great Cake by Tina Matthews, (Walker Books Australia)

Matthews’ wood cuts and stencils are expertly used in a Japanese-esque style and layers and layers of colour and texture build to create the final illustration … A visually inviting cover is the initial link from picture, to story, to words, and the explosion of imaginative synapses in between.

LIANZA Non Fiction Award – Elsie Locke Medal
For a work that is considered to be a distinguished contribution to non-fiction for young people.
At the Beach: Explore & Discover the New Zealand Seashore by Ned Barraud and Gillian Candler, (Craig Potton Publishing)

It is a hot-chocolate-table book for not only the child who loves facts but the one who love quirky stuff and stories. It is a book for browsing.

LIANZA Librarians’ Choice Award 2013. Awarded to the most popular finalist across all awards, as judged by professional librarians of LIANZA. My Brother’s War by David Hill, (Penguin NZ)

Te Kura Pounamu (te reo Māori). Awarded to the author of a work, written in Te Reo Māori, which makes a distinguished contribution to literature for children or young people. Ko Meru by Kyle Mewburn, translated by Ngaere Roberts, illustrated by Ali Teo and John O’Reilly (Scholastic)

Te Rangi Rangi Tangohau, Te Kura Pounamu Panel Convenor, says children will immediately be drawn into the story because of the simplicity of a lonely mule gazing into the sky dreaming of something new:

It is a humorous read with simple and colourful illustrations that will appeal to young readers. The friendly use of onomatopoeia works well with children and the descriptive and repetitive language will happily guide the reader to patu-patupatu, kiriti=karati, takahi-takatakahi through the story.

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Kids’ Books: picks from our latest newsletter

Our July Kids’ Books newsletter has some great new titles:

Cover of The Natural World.Cover of A Tangle of KnotsCover of ThornspellCover of Breadcrumbs.Cover of FroggedCover of Wildwood.Cover of Life Below the City.Cover of Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf.

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Kids’ Books: picks from our latest newsletter

Check out the great picks in our June Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover: Best Friends ForeverCover: FearlessCover: The Secret TreeCover: Write This BookCover: Ophelia Wild, Secret SpyCover: The Silver DreamCover:  Art Lab for KidsCover: Sneaky Art

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Kids’ Books: picks from our latest newsletter

Here are some great picks from our May Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover: Information EverywhereCover: The Wrath of the GodsCover: Hold FastCover: My Grandma's KitchenCover: White Fur FlyingCover: Mistakes Were MadeCover: Little Kitchen Around the WorldCover: Eat Your Math Homework

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Kids’ Books: picks from our latest newsletter

Here are some great picks from our April Kids’ Books newsletter:

Cover: Twelve Dancing PrincessesCover: Where's the Meerkat?Cover: If the Shoe FitsCover: JinxCover: Inside the TitanicCover: TitanicCover: Story of the TitanicCover: All Stations! Distress!Cover: It's Our Garden

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