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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

John Kendrick - lives on in his bird calls.

If you have ever listened to Radio NZ you'll have heard the Morning Report bird calls each morning.
John spent his life in the outdoors filming and soundrecording wildlife throughout New Zealand.
"New Zealand bird calls" by Lynette Moon uses a lot of John's recording. John's death is a great loss, but his work lives on in his recordings. New Zealand bird calls

Alice the camel has 3 humps...

Alice the camel has 3 humps! Alice the camel has 3 humps! rang loudily around the Morrinsville library this morning.
50 preschoolers and caregivers braved the wind and rain to come and have fun at Toddler Time.There are just 3 more sessions to go before we break for the July school holidays.
Toddler time is 30 minutes of stories, songs and music lead by our enthusiastic librarians. You don't have to be a library member to join in. Come along and join in when you can!Toddler time runs during term time at each of our libraries. Matamata & Te Aroha on Tuesday at 11.00am and Morrinsville on Wednesday at 11.00am

Don't forget to bring your books along and exchange them while you're here.



Book review winners

It is really great to see a school adding book reviews. Congratulations to NB, you are our young winner this week.

Our adult winner is the lucky Jodster again. I hope you are both going to enjoy your prizes.

We will continue with the weekly draw at this stage, so keep those reviews coming in.