Lunchtime of Wednesday 8th August saw Unity Books Wellington filled with readers, publishers and authors, all excited to hear about and share their favorite reading for children ahead of the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Unity hosted publishers Julia Marshall (Gecko Press), Adrienne Jansen (Escalator Press) and Tammy Ruffell (HarperCollins Publishers), writer Gareth Ward and bookseller Louise Ward from Wardini Books. Panelists took turns talking about their picks of three favorite award nominees.
All of the nominated books from this years NZ Book Awards for Children and Young People are available to buy in store and online at www.unitybooksonline.co.nz
You can see the full list of winning books at the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young People here.