What special Kiwi gift can you give a small prince who is not even a year old? Specially inscribed Picture Books from the cream of New Zealand children’s authors — that’s what.
Prince George will be the recipient of the five finalists’ Picture Books for this year’s New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, whose finalists are announced today. Each book has a personal message from the author to Prince George.
Some of New Zealand’s most esteemed writers, critics, broadcasters and artists have been selected as judges to choose the most outstanding New Zealand books published during 2013.
“We’re delighted with the variety and high calibre of the judging panels for the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards and the 2014 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards,” Juliet Blyth, the Chair of the Book Awards Governance Group said.
Entries open today for the nation’s most prestigious book awards: the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards and the 2014 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.
Publishers are invited to submit books written by New Zealand authors and published in New Zealand in the last year. E-book entries are welcome as are books submitted by self-publishers. Awards Manager Amie Lightbourne says all entries must meet the awards’ eligibility rules.
“Books entered into the awards need to be widely available to New Zealanders, either on sale in bookstores throughout New Zealand, or available online from two or more leading online retailers”.