Wednesday, 16 October 2013


NZ Writer and Photographer
Nicholas Brockelbank, with photos from Nigel Beach
Nic’s Lunchbox
Scholastic  2013  $10.00pb  32pp
ISBN 978 1 7754 3190 9
Themes:         Children as cooks/ Recipes

His first recipe book, Nic’s Cookbook, sold 120 copies in 30 minutes at the bookshop where it was launched last October. Now Nic has produced another book of recipes that are fun for children to make and to EAT. The recipes are simple, sensitive to issues like the No Nut Ban and the cheerful photos of Nic in his trade mark black and white checked apron as he concentrates on stirring, chopping and sometimes tasting, makes you realize this is a book that is going to be good to use.

As they did with the first book, Nic and Scholastic are donating 50% of the royalties to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Year 3 up / Age 7 up


First on our screens this morning came the great news that last night in Auckland at the Arts Foundation Award  ceremony, Gavin Bishop was honoured with the Ann Mallinson Award for illustration.  Then almost before we had had time to finish our breakfast coffee the news came through that New Zealander Eleanor Catton had won the Man Booker prize for her novel The Luminaries. At 28, Eleanor is the youngest writer to win the prize in its history. 

Photo of Gavin Bishop thanks to Random House

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