Quick Questions with Barbara Else – WORD Christchurch

We are asking quick questions of writers and thinkers coming to the WORD Christchurch Festival 2018 (Wednesday 29 August to Sunday 2 September). Barbara Else MNZM is an award-winning author who also works as a manuscript assessor. She has held university fellowships and was awarded the Margaret Mahy Medal for services to children’s literature. Her latest…
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Read Aloud Day – 2018 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults

The winners of the 2018 New Zealand Children's Book Awards for Children and Young Adults were announced last night with Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story written and illustrated by Gavin Bishop, published by Puffin, Penguin Random House, being honoured as the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year (it also won the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction). And…
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Best Picks Evening – highlighting the best of writing for NZ kids and teens: Wednesday 8 August 7pm

Painted Stories invites you to celebrate the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults by attending their annual Best Picks evening at Fendalton Library, Wednesday 8 August, 7pm. There is no charge for attending and members of the public are welcome. A panel including Sophie O'Rourke, Desna Wallace, Saskia Hill, and Trevor Agnew will…
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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…
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