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 Character Hunt 2021

Character Hunt 2021 banner.
Sunday 15 August 2021 at 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
Whangarei Central Library
Cost: Free
Contact: Whangarei District Libraries +64 9 430 4206 or email

​Search for real live storybook characters

A New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2021 event

Gather before 10.​15am to pick up a game card to join in this exciting hunt. Then search the nooks and crannies of library to find your favourite storybook characters. Get each character to complete your game-card and be into win prizes.

Calre Scott writer.
Meet guest author Clare Scott who will be signing copies of her book, Ruru and Kiwi, which has been nominated for Best First Book Award.

Craniums will have copies of Ruru and Kiwi for sale: $20 - eftpos will be available.

The Parade

All children who have been hunting for characters are invited to join a storybook character parade just after 12PM. Listen for the announcement to call you to the Children's Room to start the parade.

All children under 11 years attending this event must be accompanied by an adult.


Craniums logo. Making A Scene Voice & Drama Academy.

Link to New Zealand Book awaards for Children and Young Adults 2021. Opens in a new window.
The New Zealand Awards for Children and Young Adults

The New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are celebrated annually 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.

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults


Updated: 16/08/2021 10:05 a.m.



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