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Janice Marriott

Janice_Marriott_1.jpgJanice Marriott is an award-winning children’s writer and lives and works in Auckland. She has written a number of successful children's books and is also experienced in writing non-fiction. She has been published extensively by Learning Media. A keen gardener, she has applied her gardening acumen, educational experience, and writing skills to produce an attractive introduction to gardening for children.

Selected bibliography:
  • Letters to Lesley (Omnibus/Puffin 1989).
  • Brain Drain (Ashton Scholastic 1993).
  • I'm Not a Compost Heap (HarperCollins 1995).
  • Crossroads (Reed 1995).
  • Hope's Rainbow (Puffin 1996).
  • Carmen's Story (Shortland Street Books 1996).
  • Kissing Fish (Puffin 1997).
  • Green Slime Dinner Time [Monster, book one] (HarperCollins 1997).
  • The B4 Battle [Monster, book two] (HarperCollins 1997).
  • The Big Bug Bust [Monster, book three] (HarperCollins 1997).
  • Alien on Wheels [Monster, book four] (HarperCollins 1997).
  • Endurance: Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition (Learning Media 2000).
  • Yates Gardening for Kids illustrated by Elena Petrov (HarperCollins 2002).
  • Where is Rubber Duckee? illustrated by Ali Teo (Water Safety 2002).
  • Growing Things to Eat (HarperCollins 2003).
  • Soldier in the Yellow Socks: Charles Upham, Our Finest Fighting Soldier illustrated by Bruce Potter (HarperCollins 2006).
  • Thor's Tale: Endurance and Adventure in the Southern Ocean (HarperCollins 2006).
  • Chute Thru (Mallinson Rendel 2006).
  • Taking Off (HarperCollins 2007).
  • Bute View (Mallinson Rendel 2009).
  • Monstrosity [Monster series in one volume] (HarperCollins 2010).
  • Yates Young Gardener: Get Your Hands Dirty (HarperCollins 2011).
  • Esther Glen Award 1994 Shortlist for Brain Drain.
  • AIM Children’s Book Awards 1994 Junior Fiction Shortlist for Brain Drain.
  • Esther Glen Award 1996 for Crossroads.
  • AIM Children’s Book Awards 1996 Book of the Year for Crossroads.
  • AIM Children’s Book Awards 1996 Senior Fiction Winner for Crossroads.
  • University of Otago College of Education Writer in Residence 1997.
  • Foxton Fellowship/Beatson Fellowship 2001.
  • Esther Glen Award 2007 Shortlist for Thor’s Tale.
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2007 Junior Fiction Winner for Thor’s Tale.
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2007 Non-fiction Shortlist for Soldier in the Yellow Socks.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2007 Junior Fiction List for Thor's Tale
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2007 Non-fiction List for Soldier in the Yellow Socks.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2008 Junior Fiction List for Taking Off.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2012 Non-fiction List for Yates Young Gardener: Get Your Hands Dirty.
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