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Margaret Mahy Day and AGM 2014

Congratulations to all our Storylines award winners, announced at the 2014 Storylines Margaret Mahy DayBrigid-Mahy presents David-Elliot. .

Thank you to wonderful Storylines Margaret Mahy Day team for their organisation of the day. Details of the day will be available online shortly. 

Te Tai Tamariki
Re-branding Competiton


Te Tai Tamariki are holding a two part competition for the re-branding of Te Tai Tamariki Trust.
Both competitions offer a monetary prize to the winner of each and are open to everyone. Enter one part or enter them both - the choice is yours.
Part 1: To add a name to the Trust. Closes 16 April 2014.
Part 2: Design of a new logo for the Trust. Closes 30 June 2014.
Complete competition details, Collections Policy and entry requirements can be found here.



Joy Cowley Book Cover 2From celebrated children's author Joy Cowley

Writing From The Heart

Writing from the Heart is essential reading for practising or intending children’s
writers.  Joy's warmly written content covers plot development, discipline, dialogue, humour, presentation and editing, and there are chapters on the special genres of early readers, fiction for children and teenagers, poetry and plays.

 The witty cartoon-style illustrations are by the well-known Auckland artist Fraser Williamson.

Writing From The Heart is being published by the Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust as a fundraising venture.  All proceeds will go to assist Storylines in its work to promote children's books and literature. 



34th IBBY World Congress

Registration will be open this month, so reserve the date and get prepared for the next IBBY World Congress!

The Congress will take place in Mexico City on 10-13 September 2014. The website includes the latest information about the programme, the speakers, the fees, the venue and much more.  
Over the next weeks and months more information will be posted, so be sure to visit often!
The Secretariat will be updating the IBBY Congress website as more information arrives.


IBBY Honour Books 2013

Three New Zealand children’s books selected for international honour listing

Three New Zealand children’s books have been selected for a prestigious list of outstanding world books published by IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People based in Switzerland. 

They are, for writing, My Brother’s War by New Plymouth writer David Hill; for illustration, The Word Witch: the Magical Verse of Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Dunedin artist David Elliot and for translation, Maumahara Ki Tera Noema translated by Kawata Teepa from the picture book Remember That November by Jennifer Beck, illustrated by Lindy Fisher.
The books will be displayed at the IBBY World Congress in Mexico City in 2014 and also feature in IBBY publications along with others from more than 70 IBBY member countries.

Read more about IBBY NZ




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