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New Zealand Book Awards 2015

Information about the 2015 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults events at Whangarei Libraries between 5 and 9 August 2015.  
Updated: 12/08/2015 11:07 a.m.

Storytime Character Hunt banner.

Celebrate the best books for children and young adults 

The New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are celebrated nationwide with events and activities that bring books alive for young readers of all ages. The awards promotes the importance of books and reading, and provides inspiration for New Zealand’s future writers and illustrators.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 13 August 2015. 

Author Visits

Preschool Funtimes
Wednesday 5 August and Thursday
6 August, 10 am
Children's Room, Whangarei Central Library
Stephanie Thatcher.   Hoiho Paku by Stephanie Thatcher and translated by Ngaere Roberts.

Meet author and illustrator Stephanie Hatcher. Her book Hoiho Paku, also translated by Ngaere Roberts, is a Maori Language Award finalist.
On the very first day that Little Hoiho leaves the nest, she discovers that not all birds are the same . . . and finds some hidden talents of her own!
Stephanie Thatcher, Whakatōhea, is an author and illustrator residing in Huia, West Auckland. After working in libraries for seven years she completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Auckland University of Technology, and commenced working as a graphic designer in Auckland and Dublin.
As well as being a mum to her three boys, she has maintained a freelance career in graphic design, motion graphics and illustration work. Her first picture book, The Great Galloping Galoot, was published by Scholastic NZ in 2012

Book Looks

Saturday 8 August,  9 am to 11 am
Whangarei Central Library

Short performances by Making a Scene - Voice and Acting Academy from books that will be featured in the Storytime Character Hunt. Get clues to help you identify the characters in the Hunt.

Storytime Character Hunt

Sunday 9 August, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Whangarei Central Library 

Search the nooks and crannies of Whangarei’s fabulous Central Library and adjoining Cafler Park (weather permitting) to find totally random real live storybook characters.
Track down each one to complete your game-card and win prizes.  

All children under 11 years attending these events must be accompanied by an adult.
The New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are supported by Creative New Zealand, Book Tokens (NZ) Ltd, Copyright Licensing New Zealand, Booksellers New Zealand, Nielson Book and administered by New Zealand Book Awards Trust.



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