New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2017 – winners announced

The winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults were announced last night. Drum roll please ... Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Snark illustrated and written by David Elliot (after Lewis Carroll), published by Otago University Press (winner of the Russell Clark Award for Illustration) Picture Book Award That's Not […]

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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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Papanui PlayStation Playoff!

Papanui Library is now hosting a monthly PlayStation 4 competition. What?!?!? Sign me up, you say? Well, let me give you the lowdown: The resident Gamemasters (Michael and Damien) select a game of the month and devise a wicked competition for all budding gamers to test their abilities. The challenge runs for a month and a […]

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Kids’ Books newsletter

Whether you're looking for something educational, creative or fantastical, our latest Kids' Books newsletter has titles that will excite young minds and foster a love of reading. Be first in the know: subscribe to receive the newsletter directly in your inbox. Included in this month's newsletter are: For more great reads for kids, check out our Kids' […]

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The winners of the My Very Own Hungry Caterpillar colouring-in competition

We're happy to announce the winners of the My Very Own Hungry Caterpillar (for ages 0 to 12 years) competition. It was a difficult task to judge, as the entries were outstanding. WINNERS These prizewinners get family passes to The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at the beautiful Isaac Theatre Royal. HIGHLY COMMENDED Congratulations to our two Highly […]

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The winners of The Very Hungry Caterpillar “Craft yourself a creature” competition

We're happy to announce the winners of the Craft Yourself a Creature - A Family Challenge! (all ages) competition. It was a difficult task to judge, as the entries were outstanding. The prizewinners get family passes to The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at the beautiful Isaac Theatre Royal. If you are a winner or finalist and would like your […]

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Wednesday 19 July – Leighs Construction CSO Presents: Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra brings together music and mystery these school holidays with Leighs Construction CSO Presents: Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead, in association with Eliot Sinclair. Get your tickets on Eventfinda Subscribe to the The Composer is Dead event on Facebook Kids (and adults) love the Lemony Snicket books A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the new TV […]

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