BY WAY OF EXPLANATION!
I haven’t touched this Blog for a week which has been very frustrating for me.
I had a misadventure on Friday when I tripped on a small stone and came down extra heavily. Broken wrist/ smashed face/ deep cut over eyebrow/ holes in both knees – the list is endless. But nobody died and I had a great ride in a new state-of-the art Mercedes ambulance – the one usually sent to serious road crashes - all the way to the fracture clinic in Newtown in Wellington. Because of the cast I can’t drive for six weeks and typing is extra slow but I will try to get a proper Post up as I went to the LIANZA Book Awards last night (on the train).
2014 LIANZA CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS WINNERS
(All these books were published in 2013)
For the most distinguished contribution to literature for children aged 0-15.
Dunger Joy Cowley Gecko Press
LIANZA Young Adult Fiction Award
For the most distinguished contribution to literature for children and young adults aged 13 years and above.
Dear Vincent Mandy Hager
Random House New Zealand
For the most distinguished illustrations in a children's book.
Flight of the Honey Bee Raymond Huber illustrated by Brian Lovelock Walker Books Australia
LIANZA Elsie Locke Non Fiction Award
For a work that is considered to be a most distinguished contribution to non-fiction for young people.
Wearable Wonders Fifi Colston Scholastic New Zealand
A Winter’s Day in 1939 Melinda Szymanik Scholastic New Zealand
Te Kura Pounamu (te reo Māori)
Awarded to the author of a work written in Te Reo Māori which makes a distinguished contribution to literature for children or young people.
Ngā Kaitiaki a Tama! Kawata Teepa illustrated by Jim Byrt Huia NZ Ltd)
Image (rather dark) Barbara Murison
|Happiness is - receiving a well earned medal at the LIANZA Children's Book Awards Fifi Colston and Melinda Szymanik |
For further information about the awards visit: http://www.lianza.org.nz/awards/lianza-childrens-book-awards