August 16, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

AFTERGLOW: Celebrate Children’s Books in Wellington: NZ Children’s Book Awards

AFTERGLOW: Celebrate Children’s Books in Wellington: NZ Children’s Book Awards

Monday 14th August ’17

This week in Wellington saw the annual celebration of Books published for children in Aotearoa New Zealand. As a warm up to the celebrations and award giving on Monday night, Unity Books Wellington hosted a lunchtime discussion; with representatives of NZ’s Children’s publishers discussing each others books up for awards. There was lively discussion with much enthusiasm for a range of titles featuring penguins, moa, mice, octopuses, and even plain old human beings!

A big thanks to Julia Marshall at Gecko Press for organizing this event.

Lynette Evans from Scholastic introduced Juliette MacIver’s Gwedolyn!

Penny Scown of Scholastic with Gillian Candler’s From Moa To Dinosaurs

Frances Plumpton was totally submerged in the world of Des Hunt’s Sunken Forest.

Julia Marshall of Gecko Press showed us Heather Hunt’s The Cuckoo and the Warbler

Adrienne Jansen of Whitireia on Mark Griffiths’ The Impossible Boy

L-R: Vanessa Williams of Unity Books Wellington; Adrienne Jansen of Whitreia; Publisher, Frances Plumpton; Penny Scown of Scholastic; Lynette Evans of Scholastic; Julia Marshall of Gecko Press.


The full list of award winners and nominees can be found at the NZ Book Awards website. All of the titles are available in store or to order at the Unity Books online store.

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