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Into the River – R14

I was in my favourite bookshop yesterday, Paige’s Book Gallery, gathering another pile to read. Lesley and I got to chatting about books, and she said that “Into the River” was now classified R14. Now, my mother was on the … Continue reading

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Into the River – Ted Dawe – R14

M – Readers 15+, Classified R14 Winner Young Adult Category, and Overall Winner, NZ Post Children’s Book Awards, 2013 It is illegal for this book to be sold to children under 14 years of age. This book is the prequel to … Continue reading

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Journey to the River Sea – Eva Ibbotson

Journey to the River Sea – Eva Ibbotson (2001) I found this book because I was looking for something for my Year 7 classes to read that sat well with their Humanities topic, Source to Sea.  Last term their Humanities … Continue reading

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NZ Post Children’s Book Awards – 2014

The New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards – 2014 Posted 9 April, 2014, very early in the morning And the nominations are… Junior Fiction * A Winter’s Day in 1939 – Melinda Szymanik (Already well read and loved in my … Continue reading

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New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards – 2014

The New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards – 2014 Positives: Good to see Zac Harding on the panel – a real children’s book enthusiast and connected to the real target audience – children! Also good to see Ant Sang there. … Continue reading

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LIANZA Children’s Book Awards – 2013

Finalists were announced on May 24th.  Winners will be announced August 5th. Awarded by Librarians for outstanding children’s literature in New Zealand, the LIANZA Awards are for excellence in Junior Fiction, young adult fiction, illustration, non-fiction and te reo Maori. … Continue reading

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NZ Post Children’s Book Awards – 2013

Congratulations to all finalists and Prize Winners in this year’s NZ Post Children’s Book Awards. There were some surprises in this year’s winners, and some books that I felt deserved more recognition than they got.  I am only commenting on … Continue reading

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NZ Post Children’s Book Awards – 2013

July 14, 2013 It’s been a while, but I thought I’d take some time to reflect on what won, what didn’t, and rather than having a knee jerk reaction, think through my response to the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards, … Continue reading

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Dead End in Norvelt – Jack Gantos

Dead End in Norvelt – Jack Gantos Winner of the Newbery Medal 2012, Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2011. Middle Grade – Readers 10 – 13+ When Jack Gantos was seven, his favourite game was to pretend he was … Continue reading

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Far From Home – Na’ima B Robert

Far From Home – Na’ima B Robert (2011) This book was given to me to read by a student in one of my English classes. It is a challenging read.  The author initially introduces us to Tariro, daughter of the … Continue reading

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