Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Vote in the Children's Choice competition

Vote for your favourite New Zealand book . . .

Would you like to choose the winners in the 2015 New Zealand Children and Young Adults Book Awards?

Be part of the Children’s Choice voting and have your chance to vote for the New Zealand books you think are the best.

Children and teenagers across the country have been busy reading and reviewing their favourites amongst all the New Zealand books entered in the 2015 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Their votes created a list of 20 books they think are the best.

So get voting: we want to know what New Zealand kids think. Choose your favourite in the Top 5 in each category that’s relevant to your age group. (We have adult judges separately deciding on the overall winners, but we also want to know what kids think are the best books.)

Everyone kid who votes (you’ll need to be 18 years old or under) will be in the draw to win some books for yourself and for your school. On the second page we will ask you questions to help us contact you via your school if you win. If you are unsure about anything ask mum or dad or your teacher to help you.

Voting closes at 12 noon on Friday, 31 July.

So vote now and tell your friends to vote too. Just click
here to vote!
This is where I'm really subtle ... I have a book in the Children's Choice Awards this year too - 'New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame' (non-fiction category)
Why vote for it?
  • Great art by Marco Ivancic
  • Every sport represented (well, just about)
  • Biographies start from kids' ages
  • You can find out about the sport stars' training programme
  • Can make your own training programme at the back of the book
  • Just as many females as male sport stars
  • If your favourite sport star isn't in this book it probably is in 'New Zealand Hall of Fame'
  • Sports stars giving inspiring encouragement
Have fun voting!