Tuesday, 5 August 2014

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).

(All these books were published in 2013)

LIANZA Esther Glen Junior Fiction Award
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

LIANZA Russell Clark Illustration Award
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

LIANZA Librarians’ Choice Award 2014 as judged by professional librarians of LIANZA.
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)

Happiness is -  receiving a well earned medal at the LIANZA Children's Book Awards Fifi Colston and Melinda Szymanik
 Image (rather dark) Barbara Murison

For further information about the awards visit: http://www.lianza.org.nz/awards/lianza-childrens-book-awards

1 comment:

  1. Barbara! How are you? What terrible news about your fall. If you need someone to come and do some typing for you let me know, And take care. Great news from the Lianza's eh? Especially about dear Fifi.