Stacy Gregg’s latest pony book is close to home: an interview with the author of The Thunderbolt Pony

Stacy Gregg's latest pony book The Thunderbolt Pony is a children's novel very close to home, both for Cantabrians and for the author. Set in the aftermath of an earthquake in the real life town of Parnassus, near Kaikoura, the story is about 12 year-old Evie and her determination to save her beloved Arabian pony Gus…
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Win tickets to Captain Underpants: the First Epic Movie – plus an activity pack

Hey kids! We gave you the chance to win a prize to celebrate the release of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie on 28 September. Thanks for your brilliant suggestions for a new Cap'n Underpants book title! Congratulations to Caleb, who was the winner. His suggestion? Captain Underpants and the primate's baggy underpants Here are…
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Finalists in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults inspire Christchurch children

Pop! Bang! That's what happened - literally - when a group of New Zealand children's authors and illustrators presented inspiring talks to hundreds of Canterbury school children, just ahead of the announcement of the 2017 winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Several of the nominated authors and illustrators toured…
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New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults – 2017 finalists announced

The finalists for the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced. “Characters burst off the pages, delighting us at every turn,” say the judges of this year’s New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. They have selected 35 finalists for the 2017 awards, out of 152 submissions. “This…
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Youth Week 2017

National Youth Week 2017 is 26 May to 4 June 2017 and this year's theme is "Our voices count, count our voices". Events at Christchurch City Libraries during Youth Week Linwood College Showcase Concert - Part of New Zealand Music Month Thursday 25 May 5pm to 7pm Linwood Library at Eastgate This concert will feature…
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Boss Baby – based on a book

Before Boss Baby the movie there was ... Boss Baby the book! The film Boss Baby (2017) is loosely based on the 2010 book by author and illustrator Marla Frazee. Many a parent has thought that their little ones seem to rule the roost ... sometimes they are downright tyrannical with a temper tantrum or…
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