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Juliette MacIver

A very popular visitor to schools, Juliette MacIver brings energy, humour and boundless enthusiasm to her presentations, artfully weaving in lessons on story structure and useful ideas for sparking and developing stories. She has also done many workshops with children, focusing on elements of story in general, or specialising in the art of rhythm and rhyme. She has honed these skills through visiting schools all over New Zealand over the past 11 years, and in Sydney for two weeks in August every year (pre-Covid) as part of Australia Book Week celebrations. Her love of children comes through in her ability to connect with her audience, encouraging their creativity and their faith in themselves as people with ideas and something to say.
Juliette is the author of 19 much-loved picture books. She has won Best Picture Book at the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, and has made the shortlist on three other occasions (see below). Other awards include the Storylines Notable Book Award, which she has received five times, the Storylines Joy Cowley Award for which she has been shortlisted four times, and one nomination for the Australian Crystal Kite Award. In the United States, That’s Not a Hippopotamus! made the shortlist for the Florida Reading Association Awards.
Her books are available in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the UK, the USA, and China, where she has had five titles translated into Mandarin. That’s Not a Hippopotamus! has also been translated into te reo Māori, as Te Hipo Huna.
Juliette  has a BA in Linguistics,  and Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Tirnity College of London, and is part-way through a Master’s degree, also in linguistics. She lives in a seaside suburb with her husband Ken and their four children, where she does lots of yoga, kitchen-dancing and solving of Rubik’s cubes.

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Selected bibliography:

  • The Grizzled Grist Does Not Exist, illustrated by Sarah Davis (Scholastic NZ 2022)
  • We’re Off to Find a Kiwi, illustrated by Kate Wilkinson (Scholastic NZ 2017)
  • A Mother’s Day Dilemma, illustrated by Janine Millington  (Scholastic NZ 2017)
  • Marmaduke Duck and the Christmas Calamity, illustrated by Sarah Davis (Scholastic NZ 2016)
  • That’s Not A Hippopotamus!, illustrated by Sarah Davis (Gecko Press 2016)
  • Gwendolyn!, illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton (HarperCollins Australia 2016)
  • Henry Bob Bobbalich, illustrated by Link Choi (Scholastic NZ 2016)
  • Grasshoppers Dance, illustrated by Nina Rycroft (Scholastic NZ 2015)
  • Yak and Gnu, illustrated by Cat Chapman (Walker Books Australia 2015)
  • Bye! Bye! Bye!, illustrated by Stephanie Junovich (Scholastic NZ 2014)
  • The Moose and the Goose, illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Scholastic NZ, 2014)
  • Marmaduke Duck on the Wide Blue Seas, illustrated by Sarah Davis (Scholastic 2014)
  • Toucan Can!, illustrated by Sarah Davis (Gecko Press 2013)
  • The Frog Who Lost His Underpants, illustrated by Cat Chapman (Walker Books Australia 2013)
  • Queen Alice’s Palaces, illustrated by Lucia Masciullo (HarperCollins Australia 2013)
  • Little Witch, illustrated by Cat Chapman (Walker Books Australia, 2012, Early reader, 64 pages)
  • Marmaduke Duck and Bernadette Bear, illustrated by Sarah Davis (Scholastic NZ 2011)
  • Tom and the Dragon, illustrated by Scott Tulloch (Scholastic NZ 2011)
  • Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam, illustrated by Sarah Davis (Scholastic NZ 2010)

Awards:

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

  • 2017 Winner, Best Picture Book  for That’s Not A Hippopotamus!
  • 2017 Finalist for Gwendolyn!
  • 2014  Finalist for Toucan Can!
  • 2011 Finalist for Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam

Storylines Notable Picture Book Awards

  • 2017 for Gwendolyn!
  • 2017 for Henry Bob Bobbalich
  • 2016 for Yak and Gnu
  • 2014 for Toucan Can!
  • 2012 for Tom and the Dragon

LIANZA Book Awards

  • 2015  Finalist for Marmaduke Duck on the Wide Blue Seas
  • 2012 Finalist for Marmaduke Duck and Bernadette Bear

Florida Reading Association Awards, Florida, U.S.A.

  • 2017 Finalist for That’s Not A Hippopotamus!

Crystal Kite Award, Australia

  • 2011 Finalist for Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam

Other Resources:

www.juliettemaciverauthor.com
Facebook: Juliette MacIver – Author https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064200541446

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