New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2014 : Finalists
The New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adult finalists for 2014 are listed below.
- Tararua District Library’s hotly contested annual NZ Book Awards Quiz for primary school children, run simultaneously at all four branches, will be on Thursday 22 May 2014 at 6.30pm.
- Schools submit team/s of 4 children. The district winner gets a generous prize and possession of the trophy for a year. The best team in each town also gets a prize.
- Registrations are open; information packs are on the way to schools now. Organize your team or teams, and reserve the books (reserving is free for children; each book can only be reserved once per person; one week issue period ). All books EXCEPT young adult and Maori are included in the quiz.
- Winners in the past have been Huia Range in 2010 (Dannevirke), Eketahuna Primary 2011, and South School 2012, 2013 (Dannevirke).
- Book titles are linked – just click on the title to find it in our catalogue. Logging in will allow you to reserve it, and/or see if it’s in at the moment.
Machines and Me: Boats by Catherine Foreman; Scholastic New Zealand
The Boring Book by Vasanti Unka; Penguin Group (NZ), Puffin
The Three Bears … Sort Of by Yvonne Morison & Donovan Bixley; Scholastic New Zealand
Toucan Can by Juliette MacIver & Sarah Davis; Gecko Press
Watch Out, Snail! by Gay Hay & Margaret Tolland; Page Break Ltd
An Extraordinary Land by Peter Hayden & Rod Morris; HarperCollins Publishers (NZ)
Anzac Day: The New Zealand story by Philippa Werry; New Holland Publishers
Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber & Brian Lovelock; Walker Books Australia
The Beginner’s Guide to Hunting & Fishing in New Zealand by Paul Adamson; Random House New Zealand
Wearable Wonders by Fifi Colston; Scholastic New Zealand
A Winter’s Day in 1939 by Melinda Szymanik; Scholastic New Zealand
Dunger by Joy Cowley; Gecko Press
Felix and the Red Rats by James Norcliffe; Random House New Zealand, Longacre
Project Huia by Des Hunt; Scholastic New Zealand
The Princess and the Foal by Stacy Gregg; Harper Collins Publishers (NZ)
A Necklace of Souls by R L Stedman; Harper Collins Publishers (NZ), HarperVoyager
Bugs by Whiti Hereaka; Huia Publishers
Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox; Gecko Press
Speed Freak by Fleur Beale; Random House New Zealand
When We Wake by Karen Healey; Allen & Unwin
Taka Ki Ro Wai by Keri Kaa & Martin Page; Tania&Martin