Check out this years' NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults finalists for some fantastic Kiwi reads!
Want to read about stories that are about New Zealanders? There are so many great works published in this country, but they are often overshadowed by international writers. A recent article in The Sapling talks about how the bestseller lists in New Zealand for Junior Fiction are filled with international writers such as David Walliams, Andy Griffiths (Treehouse series), Jeff Kinney (Wimpy Kid series) and Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants, Dog Man). One way to explore and delve into NZ writing for children and youth is to explore titles that have been nominated and those that have won the NZ Book Awards for Children and Youth.
Check out the finalists for 2018 below or see the full list in our catalogue here. We've already found a few new favourites . . .
And if you want to get your children reading, why don't you get them involved in the Hell Reading Challenge? Come to any of our branches to find out more.