New Zealand Post Children’s Book Award Finalists

NZPBA LOGO medPheww, what a mouthful of a title but don’t let that put you off checking out some of the nominations for the 2012 Children’s Book Awards. With 4 categories: Picture Book, Junior Fiction, Young Adult Fiction and Non-fiction, there is a fine selection of books that showcase the talents of our New Zealand authors and illustrators.

You can be in to win as well by voting for your favourite book. Grab a voting form from your school or local library or vote online. This goes into the Children’s Choice Award and enters you into the draw to win $500 worth of books for yourself and your school!

We’ll be writing about the finalist books here. So check back to find out more.

Get reading and get voting! You could find a new favourite book, or pick the winner! The winning books will be announced on May 16th.

Which sport do you like playing the most?

Sports are cool, there are lots to choose from and they’re fun to play. We want to know which sport you think is the most fun to play (or watch). So vote on our poll and tell us what you think. If your favourite sport isn’t on the poll then send us a comment telling us which sport you enjoy watching or playing the most.


If you’re looking for sports books in the library you can just go straight to the 700s in the children’s nonfiction area, or search our kid friendly catalogue.