Palmy Kids Read NZ's Best 3 Online Reading Challenge

Celebrating NZ Children and Young Adult Book Award Finalists 2024.

For ages 4-13


Help Celebrate the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, as a lead up to the winners announcement on August 14, 2024. Read from the shortlist of finalists or choose some of your favourite reads.

Do activities, share your reviews and complete the challenge to be in the draw to win a finalist book.  The challenge starts on 8th July and finishes 18th August. 

To complete the challenge you have to read at least one book, write at least one book review, plus earn any other four badges of your choice.

How Do I Join Up?

The challenge uses the Library's online platform Beanstack for monitoring and encouraging reading. Join up and log your reading to earn virtual badges.

Join up here

OR Download Beanstack from your app/play store

  • Open the app
  • Choose Library as the organisation
  • Search for Palmerston North
  • Touch Sign Up!
  • Then join the challenge


  • Tuesday, July 23, 2024 (all day)
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2024 (all day)
  • Thursday, July 25, 2024 (all day)
  • Friday, July 26, 2024 (all day)

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