Books Alive – Author Events and Virtual Storytimes – New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Books Alive and Virtual Storytimes - New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Aotearoa celebrates New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults with Books Alive, Virtual Storytimes, and Online Events. Check out the 2022 programme of events from Monday 25 July to Tuesday 9 August:

NZCYA Virtual Storytimes 2022

My cat can see ghosts by Emily Joe

My Cat Can See Ghosts by Emily Joe
Picture Book Award, Russell Clark Award for Illustration and NZSA Best First Book Award

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Fave books

Ngā Kete Wānanga-o-Ōtautahi on Twitter: "Katie's fave NZ kids…" | 6388302

Katie's fave NZ kids book is My cat likes to hide in boxes. "I love cats (who love boxes), I love rhymes & it is such a fun book to read aloud. I will recite it at the drop of a hat. Here’s my cat Sherman (he is the size of a tank – hiding in a box!)" #BooksAlive #NZCYA

Lion Guards the Cake by Ruth Paul

Lion Guards the Cake by Ruth Paul
Picture Book Award

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I Waho, i te Moana by Yvonne Morrison, illustrated by Jenny Cooper and translated by Pānia Papa
Waimakariri Libraries

I Waho, i te Moana by Yvonne Morrison, illustrated by Jenny Cooper and translated by Pānia Papa
Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for Te Reo Māori

NZCYA Books Alive 2022

Learn about Maps and Stories with Eirlys Hunter
Halswell School

The Uprising - The Mapmakers in Cruxcia by Eirlys Hunter, published by Gecko Press
Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction

 

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Books Alive Author Events

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Librarians from Hutt City Libraries and Christchurch City Libraries talk to Gavin Bishop about his book Wildlife of Aotearoa and Kimberly Andrews about illustrating Joy Cowley’s book Song of the River. What are the joys and challenges of being an illustrator today?

Wildlife of Aotearoa

  • Written and illustrated by Gavin Bishop
  • Published by Puffin, Penguin Random House
  • Finalist for Russell Clark Award for Illustration

Song of the River

  • Written by Joy Cowley, illustrated by Kimberly Andrews
  • Published by Gecko Press
  • Finalist for Russell Clark Award for Illustration

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Friday 7 August 2020

Students at Puke Ariki and Community Libraries, New Plymouth and Christchurch City Libraries Tūranga talk with author Melinda Szymanik about her book Time Machine and other stories.

Time Machine and other stories

  • Written by Melinda Szymanik
  • Published by Ahoy! The Cuba Press
  • Finalist for Wright Family Foundation Award for Junior Fiction

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Monday 10 August 2020

Ross Calman discusses his book Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi and answers some questions from two host librarians from Christchurch City Libraries, Tūranga.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi

  • By Ross Calman and Mark Derby, illustrated by Toby Morris, Translated by Piripi Walker
  • Published by Lift Education
  • Finalist for Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction

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