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Bob Kerr

Bob Kerr 2016-244Born in Wellington, Bob Kerr spent his childhood years in Tokoroa before taking a Diploma of Fine Arts with Honours at the University of Auckland. His comic book Terry and the Gunrunners (1982), written by Stephen Ballantyne, was adapted into a successful television series. He has also written and illustrated many stories for the School Journal.
Selected bibliography:
  • Lucy’s Big Plan text by Christine Harris (Collins 1977).
  • Lucy Loops the Loop text by Christine Harris (Collins 1979)
  • White Patch text by Philip Holden (Hodder & Stoughton 1981)
  • Terry and the Gunrunners text by Stephen Ballantyne (Collins 1982)
  • Terry and the Yodelling Bull text by Stephen Ballantyne (Finlayson Hill 1986)
  • Terry and the Last Moa text by Stephen Ballantyne (Hodder & Stoughton 1990)
  • The Optimist (Mallinson Rendel 1992)
  • The Day of the Rain text by Joy Cowley (Mallinson Rendel 1993)
  • The Day of the Snow text by Joy Cowley (Mallinson Rendel 1994)
  • The Paper War (Mallinson Rendel 1994)
  • Mechanical Harry (Mallinson Rendel 1996)
  • Strange Tales from the Mall (Mallinson Rendel 1998)
  • Mechanical Harry and the Flying Bicycle (Mallinson Rendel 1999)
  • After the War (Mallinson Rendel 2000)
  • Best mates (New Holland Publishers 2014)
  •  Changing Times, The Story of a New Zealand Town and its Newspaper (Potton and Burton 2015)
Awards:
  • AIM Children’s Book Awards 1993 Best First Book for The Optimist.
  • AIM Children’s Book Awards 1993 Junior Fiction Shortlist for The Optimist.
  • AIM Children’s Book Awards 1994 Picture Book Shortlist for The Day of the Rain.
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 1997 Children’s Choice Winner for Mechanical Harry.
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 1997 Picture Book Shortlist for Mechanical Harry.
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 1999 Junior Fiction Shortlist for Strange Tales from the Mall.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2000 Picture Books List for Mechanical Harry and the Flying Bicycle.
  • Russell Clark Award 2001 Winner for After the War.
  • Esther Glen Award 2001 Shortlist for After the War.
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2001 Picture Book Shortlist for After the War.
  • PANZ Book Design Awards 2001 Best Use of Illustration Winner for After the War.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2001 Picture Books List for After the War
  • Storylines Notable Book Award 2016 (Picture Book) for Changing Times: The Story of a New Zealand Town and its Newspaper
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