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            Congratulations to all the authors and illustrators of these wonderful titles that have been awarded Winners for each of the major categories within the NZ Children's Book Awards 2015.

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            Jim's Letters
             

            Jim's Letters (Hardback)

            By Harper, Glyn; Illustrated by Cooper, Jenny

            • RRP: $27.00
            • $20.25
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            Dear Jim, Your postcard arrived today. I showed it to the family. Mum misses you... Between December 1914 and August 1915 Tom and Jim write to each other whenever they get a chance. Tom talks about life at home on the farm while Jim writes from Egypt and then from the trenches of... the Gallipoli peninsula. From the author and illustrator of Le Quesnoy comes a moving story of two brothers separated by war. It is based on the thousands of letters sent by and to Anzac soldiers fighting at Gallipoli, one of the most significant campaigns of the First World War. This beautiful hardback depicts life at war and on the home front with exquisite illustrations by Jenny Cooper and fold-out letter inserts.
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            ISBN 9780143505907
            Published NZ 26 Mar 2014
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 6-10 years
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            Maori Art for Kids
             

            Maori Art for Kids (Paperback)

            By Noanoa, Julie; Heke, Norman

            • RRP: $24.99
            • $19.99
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            This collection of 15 projects offers children aged 7 and over a range of unique Maori art experiences. Practical skills cover sculpture, photography, design, paint, mixed media, collage and more. Easy-to-follow instructions include illustrations of the steps involved, using ever...yday craft materials, recycled and found objects. Examples of taonga (treasures) created by leading contemporary artists are shown alongside each project with a brief explanation of the object, its purpose and use in the past and present. While teaching as a museum/art gallery educator, the author had numerous requests from parents, teachers and educators over the years for ideas on how they could teach art and Maori culture to their children. These projects have been compiled in response to those requests, along with research and observation about how children connect with art. By engaging in these projects children will recognise that art takes many forms and can be enjoyed by everyone. This book will appeal to anyone looking for art activities that focus on Maori art and culture, and will suit both girls and boys. An emphasis on upcycling means that the ideas are accessible to the budget conscious without compromising on quality.
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            ISBN 9781927213131
            Published NZ 20 Oct 2014
            Publisher Potton & Burton
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Singing Home the Whale
              

            Singing Home the Whale (Paperback)

            By Hager, Mandy

            • RRP: $19.99
            • $14.99
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            Will Jackson is a city boy reluctantly staying with his uncle in small town New Zealand while he struggles to recover from a brutal attack and the aftermath of a humiliating Youtube clip gone viral. Will discovers an orphaned orca and they form a deep bond through music, but Will... must rally to protect it from hostile locals, worried about the whale's effect on the town's salmon farms.
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            ISBN 9781775536574
            Published NZ 5 Sep 2014
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Nga Ki
             

            Nga Ki (Paperback)

            By Cotter, Sacha; Illustrated by Morgan, Josh

            • RRP: $20.00
            • $16.00
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            "This is the te reo Maori version of the children's picture book Keys by Sacha Cotter, illustrated by Joshua Morgan. In this picture book, as Dad tucks his daughter into bed, he tells her fantastically imaginative stories about the keys on his key ring and what they unlock - from... a zippenburger that takes him to work, to a rocket to collect space noodles, a treasure box in the jungle, a chocolate biscuit factory where he taste tests all the biscuits, and a paddock where he rides a woolly mammoth that only eats yellow food"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775501640
            Published NZ 5 Dec 2014
            Publisher Huia Publishers
            Interest Age 4-6 years
            Language (Maori)
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