Thursday, 28 February 2013

New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2013


I went to a fascinating early evening meeting of the Wellington Branch of SLANZA yesterday out at the Lower Hutt Public Library, Children's Section.  The guest speaker was Mary McCallum, the National Festival Coordinator for this year’s New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards., She was followed by Jane Shallcrass (Librarian at Wellington High School) and Susan Marshall (Librarian at Chilton Saint James) who told the group about the ways they promote the festival from a secondary and a primary perspective.  Later many of us went for a Japanese dinner at a local restaurant. Wonderful food cooked at the table! 

Photo of Mary McCallum thanks to NZ Book Council

Some important dates for the festival:

Finalists announced
Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Book Week
Monday, 17 June - Monday, 24 June 2013

Awards ceremony (Christchurch)
Monday, 24 June 2013


1 comment:

  1. It was lovely to see you there, Barbara. I found it fascinating hearing what the librarians had to say. You have a very nice blog here. I look forward to seeing more of it...