Poetry Box noticeboard: children getting voting for your favourite junior fiction novel from NZ Book Awards

Storylines Kids’ Pick Competition

Storylines in partnership with What Now will launch their competition, Storylines Kids’ Pick, on What Now on TV1 on 31st March.

Children all over New Zealand will be invited to vote for the Storylines Junior Fiction Notable Book they would most like to read, based on the reviews and books-sells produced by a panel of young readers. The book that receives the most votes will be identified as the 2019 Storylines Kids’ Pick of a Junior Fiction book written by a New Zealand author in 2018.

The vote will be promoted live on air over two weeks, with presenters directing viewers to the What Now website https://whatnow.tv/  to watch the video reviews of the books and to vote.

The winner will be announced on What Now on air on April 14th. Voters will go into a draw to win a set of the Storylines Junior Fiction Notable Books.

The books to be voted from as per this press release are:

The Short but Brilliant Career of Lucas Weed (Scholastic NZ)
by Chrissie Walker
ISBN 9781775435082

Whetū Toa and the Magician  (Huia)
by Steph Makutu, illustrated by Katharine Hall
ISBN 9781775503538

The Mapmakers’ Race (Gecko Press)
by Eirlys Hunter, illustrated by Kirsten Slade
ISBN 9781776572038

Rafferty Ferret: Ratbag (One Tree House)
by Sherryl Jordan
ISBN 9780995106437

The Fire Stallion (HarperCollins)
by Stacy Gregg
ISBN 9780008261412

Cuz (One Tree House)
by Liz van der Laase
ISBN 9780473421885

My New Zealand Story: Dawn Raid  (Scholastic NZ)
Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith
ISBN 9781775434757

Sticking with Pigs (One Tree House)
by Mary-anne Scott
ISBN 9780995106406

Lyla: Through My Eyes – Natural Disaster Zones (Allen & Unwin)
by Fleur Beale
ISBN 9781760113780

Kiwis at War – 1918: Broken Poppies (Scholastic NZ)
by Des Hunt
ISBN 9781775432821

These books are likely to be in demand in books shops throughout the country over the next few weeks as a result of this competition; a display of these books will attract attention.

See further information here



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