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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Book Award Day



Today our class went to St Margaret's to see 6 finalists from the NZ Book Awards.
They gave us a description of what the books were about and some read a snippet of the book.
Here are some of the Authors/Illustrators:

Tania Roxborough - She is a children's writer who has written around 25 books.

David Elliot - Is an Award winning Author and Illustrator
who has written and illustrated 7 picture books.

Leonie Agnew - The Impossible Boy
It took 8 years to write this book.

Simon Pollard -  is a successful children’s book author, spider expert and natural history writer.

Jenny Cooper - is an award-winning illustrator of more than 70 children's books.

Des Hunt - Sunken Forest is his book. It is based 60 years ago. It is based on him when he was 13 years. He went to a Summer Camp and Lake Waikaremoana. It is surrounded by bush and has a great walk of NZ.

My favourite author was Des Hunt because I found his description of his book very intriguing and he had a lot of interesting photos about what his book was about.








3 comments:

  1. Hey Laura,

    Looks like you had fun at this book award day. Was there any book you would look at buying at this event and who was your favourite author? I really liked how you encluded a photo in your blog post and really gives me a good idea what it looks like.

    Tim
    Yaldhurst School
    Chrishchurch

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    Hey Laura,
    Looks like you had fun at this book award day. What was your highlight of the day and have you read any of the books you saw there. Was there any book you would look at buying at this event and who was your favourite author? How many schools were at this event. I really liked how you included a photo in your blog post and really gives me a good idea what it looks like.
    Tim
    Yaldhurst School
    Christchurch

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    1. Hey Tim,
      Thanks for your comment. My highlight of the day was probably getting to hear parts of the books. I haven't read any of the books yet but I'm thinking about it. I would probably look at buying The Impossible Boy because I liked how it hooks you in at the start. My favourite Author was probably Des Hunt because I found his book about the Sunken Forest, and he made a lot of jokes. There was around 20 schools there.

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