Children's Book Festival Brings Nation's Stories To Life
|When:||7 May 2012 to 10 May 2012|
|Venue:||Nelson Motueka Township|
Some of our best writers and illustrators take to the streets, parks, libraries and schools all over the country next week in celebration of this year’s New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.
Twenty of this year’s Awards finalists will visit towns and cities - from Whangarei to Invercargill - from the 7th to the 16th of May. They’ll be entertaining children of all ages; from tiny tots to teenagers with events as diverse as pyjama parties, scavenger book hunts, bi-lingual readings, carnivorous plant competitions and book character dance shows.
Book Awards Governance Group Chairman, Sam Elworthy says virtually every corner of New Zealand can look forward to events where books and their characters come to life.
‘Books spark people’s imaginations, and this year there are some stunning visual and story-filled events for littlies and teenagers to take part in.’
This year’s New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards finalists are on tour as part of this annual nationwide festival of children’s reading and literature. Now in their 16th year, they are the nation’s most prestigious awards, celebrating writing and publishing for the country’s young people.
: Monday 7th - – Thursday 10th May. Free.
Catch the Cat Competition. How many pictures of cats in their pyjamas can you spot in the Motueka shops? Collect entry forms from Motueka Public Library. Entries must be returned by 1pm Friday 11th May. Winners to be announced at the Illuminated Pyjama Party on May 11th.