Thursday 25 June 2015

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults - Children's Choice!

The Children’s Choice Award shortlist has been chosen in a different (and much more exciting) way this year. Instead of choosing from the judges' shortlist, more than 6,500 children and young adults from 106 schools from throughout the country have made their own list of finalists, by voting on 149 books submitted for the Awards. 

I think this is a fabulous idea, and needless to say, I'm delighted to have a book on this list - chosen by the children it was written for!

My book Waitangi Day: the New Zealand story is a finalist in the non-fiction section, and voting is open until 31 July - so please go ahead and click below to vote - but you have to be at school!