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Bill Nagelkerke

Bill NagelkerkeBill Nagelkerke worked for 25 years as a children's librarian before becoming a full-time writer and translator. He has written for the School Journal, for Learning Media's Choices books and the Orbit/Skyrider series, and for the School Magazine in New South Wales. His stories, poems and plays have appeared in many New Zealand anthologies and have been broadcast on radio and television. Bill has also written reviews and articles for various magazines including Talespinner and Magpies. Bill was a member of the Hans Christian Andersen Award juries for 2006 and 2008.

Selected bibliography:
  • Dream Boat illustrated by Connie Marshall (Shortland Publications 1997).
  • Going Bananas illustrated by Ant Sang [Kiwi Bites] (Puffin 2003).
  • A Good Idea [Ready to Read series] (Learning Media 2005).
  • Egg Head (Oxford University Press 2006).
  • The Paint Job (Oxford University Press 2006).
  • Old Bones (Scholastic 2006).
  • Sitting on the Fence: The Diary of Martin Daly, Christchurch, 1981 [My Story series] (Scholastic 2007).
  • Hot Money [Nitty Gritty series] (Pearson 2009).
  • Hippo Ears and the Stargazer [Nitty Gritty series] illustrated by Jane Cameron (Pearson 2011).
  • The Field (e-book ACHUKABooks 2012).
  • Demons (e-book ACHUKABooks 2012).
Contributions in these selected anthologies:
  • The Hutchinson Treasury of Children's Poetry (Hutchinson UK 1997).
  • Kids' Night In (Penguin 2003).
  • Claws & Jaws (Random House 2004).
  • Down to the Sea Again (HarperCollins 2005).
  • Mischief & Mayhem (Random House 2005).
  • Like Wallpaper (Random House 2005).
  • Pick 'n’ Mix: Assorted Kiwi Stories, Vol. 1 (Scholastic 2010).
  • Read Me Another One, Please! (Whitcoulls 2012).
  • Who's Driving by Leo Timmers (Gecko Press 2006).
  • I am the King by Leo Timmers (Gecko Press 2006).
  • Sheep with Boots by Martigen Matter, illustrated by Jan Jutte (Gecko Press 2009).
  • Eep! by Joke van Leeuwen (Gecko Press 2010).
  • The Magical Life of Mr Renny by Leo Trimmers (Gecko Press 2012).
  • The Day My Father Became a Bush by Joke Van Leeuwan (Gecko Press 2013).
  • Wolf and Dog by Sylvia Vanden Heede (Gecko Press 2013).
  • Little Donkey 1,2,3 by Rindert Kromhout and Annemarie van Haeringen (Gecko Press 2013).
  • Eat up, Little Donkey by Rindert Kromhout & Annemarie van Haeringen (Gecko Press 2013).
  • Joey, The Little Kangaroo by Guido van Genechten (CJ Educations Korea 2013).
  • The Wobbly-Bottom Boogie-Woogie by Guido van Genechten (CJ Educations Korea 2013).
  • Deep-Sea Doctor Dee by Leo Timmers (CJ Educations Korea 2013).
  • The Great Poop Contest by Guido van Genechten (CJ Educations Korea 2013).
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2006 for Old Bones.
  • New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards Junior Fiction Finalist 2008 for Sitting on the Fence.
  • CLL Educational Publishing Awards 2010 Highly Commended for Nitty Gritty Novels, Series One, including Hot Money.Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal 2013.
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