Judges for New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards announced

The judges for the prestigious New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards are on the look-out for books with a ‘wow factor’; those that stand out from the rest and are set to become future classics.

With close to 130 books entered for the Awards in 2011, Christmas has come early for the three judges with enticing parcels of books arriving daily on their doorsteps.

Ruth McIntyre, children’s bookshop co-owner and former journalist; William Taylor, writer and former school principal; and children’s librarian, Dee Brooker are this year’s judges and will be assisted by Te Reo Advisor, Paora Tibble.

Key Dates

  • Tuesday 22 February 2011 Finalists announced
  • Tuesday 22 February 2011 Children’s Choice Award voting begins
  • Monday 9 May 2011 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards Festival begins
  • Wednesday 18 May 2011 Winners announced
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