The winners of the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards are announced next Wednesday at the awards ceremony in Auckland, but in the lead-up to this is the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards Festival which runs from 10-19 May. As part of this festival the finalist authors and illustrators travel around the country promoting their books and each region organises events that tie-in with the finalist books.
In Christchurch we are lucky enough to have a very dedicated group of organisers who have worked out some very cool events. Parents and toddlers can go along to Madras Bookshop Cafe on Thursday from 10:30-11am to enjoy stories with Susan and the Storytram with Liz Weir is running on Tuesday 18 May for those lucky enough to get tickets. On Saturday 15 May you can go along to Crazy Creatures with Creative Junk to listen to stories and make your own crazy creatures to take home. Bookings are essential so give us a call if you’re interested.
Tonight (Tuesday 11 May), one of the Young Adult book finalists is speaking about her book Banquo’s Son. If you are interested, come along to Fendalton Library from 7:30-9:00pm tonight. This is a free event and no booking is required.
For more information, grab a brochure from your library today or check out our NZ Post Children’s Book Awards page on the Kids website.