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NZ Children’s Book Awards – 8th Annual TDL Children’s Quiz 2017 – Enter now!

July 25, 2017

NZCYA_logo_jpg_largeTararua District Library is once again celebrating the best of New Zealand’s books for young people with our eighth Annual Children’s Book Awards Quiz.  Primary schools from Tararua District have been invited to submit team(s) of up to four Year 7 / Year 8 children, who will answer questions based on the finalist books listed below. Schools may enter more than one team.

The questions will be based on the finalists for categories excluding Young Adult and Maori.  For non-fiction books, the questions will be based on the first ten physical pages of the book only (e.g. title page onward). The quiz is held simultaneously in each town.

Ruahine School are the current District Champions. Can any other Tararua school knock them off their coveted perch?  The Champion Team get possession of a trophy for a year, plus a prize.  The highest scoring team in each town also get a small prize.     Time to get reading – only 3 weeks to go!

Registration:     Entries close Friday 4 August 2017 5pm

(entry forms available at your school office or download Quiz Entry Form Tararua District Library Children s Book Awards 2017 )

Quiz Location:  Your local library (any change of venue will be advised)

When:                  Wednesday 16 August 2017 at 6.30pm.



Each of our libraries has one copy of the finalist books.   They may be available on the shelves, but most likely you will have to reserve them.  Reserves for these items are free, if on a child’s library card.  Each child may only issue the book one time, for a two week period with no renewals. To reserve, you can contact the library, or easily log into the online catalogue and do it yourself.

Use this link  A list of all the finalist books is available here, and also all the books in the quiz are shown on the reverse of the entry form.

Notes:  Parents, caregivers and teachers may attend the quiz to observe only. Smartphones or tablets are not allowed. Children may bring their own water bottle to the event.  Photographs of the winning team will appear on our Facebook page (not tagged), this blog and possibly the Bush Telegraph newspaper.

2016 Winners : Ruahine Bookworms




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