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End of term

Our last Toddler times for the term were a hit at all libraries. What a great way to finish the school term.

Thank you to all of you who make it such a great success.

Remember there is no Toddler time for the next two weeks, but it will be back at the same time next term.

In the meantime why not register and review or recommend books which you are enjoying reading aloud.


Winners of the 2013 New Zealand Children's Book Awards

Booksellers NZ announce the winners


Best Young Adult Fiction and New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year

in-the-river Into the River by Ted Dawe (Can be found in our Teen section)


Best Non-Fiction

100-tales 100 Amazing tales from Aotearoa (found in our adult non-fiction section)


Best Junior Fiction

my-brothers-war My brother's war by David Hill (still onorder)


Honour award, Junior Fiction

queen 0 The queen and the nobody boy by Barbara Else (Chapter book)


Best Picture Book

whistler Mister Whistler by Margaret Mahy & illustrated by Gavin Bishop (Picture Book)


Best First Book

reach Reach by Hugh Brown (Teen section)


Children's Choice

melu-picture Melu by Kyle Mewburn & illustrated by Ali Teo and John O'Reilly (Picture Book)

Congratulations to this weeks winners

This weeks winners were Jodster and Sleepy.

Jodster popped in just after the draw was done so was told in person. She left the library rapt with her new book, the latest title of one of her many favourite authors.

Lets all hope that Sleepy can get her boys off to sleep so that she can enjoy a bit of quiet reading time for herself. What a great way to relax.


Just remember to get your reviews in and you may be the winner next week