The 2013 Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award winning title, Night of the Perigee Moon, by Juliet Jacka, is out this month. This award is given to a first-time author of a novel for children aged 7-13 - for more click here. Night of the Perigee Moon will be officially launched at Storylines Margaret Mahy Day on Saturday 29 March.
Scholastic NZ is pleased to announce that Grandma McGarvey, the first in the series of acclaimed picture books by Wellington writer Jenny Hessell and illustrator Trevor Pye, has won the 2014 Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book. This award is given annually for a children’s or young adult book that has remained in print for more than five years, proving itself a favourite with young readers. Click here to read the full announcement.
EJ SPY SCHOOL: Based on the bestselling EJ12 Girl Hero series for older girls, EJ Spy School brings spy adventure to the youngest readers. The first two books in the series are out this March. Check out the official website for sample chapters, games and more!
The Scholastic NZ Author of the Month for March is Peter Millett, an Auckland-based children's author whose newest picture book, The Anzac Puppy, is inspired by the true story of Freda, a Harlequin Great Dane and mascot of the NZ Rifle Brigade during World War 1. We asked Peter a few questions about himself and his writing - check out his Author of the Month Q&A here.
Ransomwood (Sherryl Jordan) is the latest Scholastic NZ novel to be made available as an ebook on Amazon and Google Play , joining The Freedom Merchants (Amazon) (Google Play) and A Winter's Day in 1939 (by Melinda Szymanik) (Amazon) (Google Play).
Dinosaur Rescue fans! Go to the official website, www.dinosaur-rescue.com , for lots of Neanderthal nonsense: facts, trailers, downloads, free sample chapters and more …