Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Award winners 2014

Congratulations to all the authors and illustrators of the NZ Post Childrens Book Awards winners 2014!

Here are the winning books:

Picture Book

The Boring Book by Vasanti Unka

Junior Fiction

Dunger by Joy Cowley

Non Fiction

The Beginner’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing in New Zealand by Paul Adamson

Children's Choice

The Three Bears…Sort Of by Yvonne Morrison and Donovan Bixley 

..and the overall winner for 2014 is...

The Boring Book!

Our library copies are now available to issue - enjoy!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Spot the Dog

Many of you will have memories of the wonderful Spot books, written by Eric Hill.  Some of you might even remember the TV programme about Spot and his adventures!
It was sad to find out this week that Eric Hill has died.  We are lucky to still have his books, and also to be able to see him on video.  Here is Eric reading 'Where's Spot?' : the very first Spot book.

If you would like more information on Eric and how he came to write his Spot books, here is a link to an article and a video interview on the Guardian newspaper website.

Thank you, Mr Hill, for Spot!

Friday, June 6, 2014

It's nearly Matariki

As we get closer to Matariki, it seems like a good opportunity to share a video of an author reading her own book.  This is one that we have in our library, and it is called 'The Seven Stars of Matariki', written (and told) by Toni Rolleston-Cummings.  It is a great book!


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