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Best Children’s Books for September

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Sean Fay Wolfe’s “The Quest for Justice”,
Elementia Chronicles, Book 1 — Alex Callaghan

The Quest for JusticeAuthor: Sean Fay Wolfestars
Reviewed by: Alex Callaghan
Date: March 2016

Synopsis

This is based on Minecraft, with a twist. A long time ago Elementa was a good sever and all was well until the economy subsided and the city was split. Now two new players can change it all.

Main Characters

Stan is a brave and thought full leader

Charlie is smart but also a good friend

Kat is fierce and power full girl

Dz is skilled and always ready to go

Author

Sean was sixteen when he wrote his first book and there are more to come!

Recommendation

For 8-12 year olds, but most age groups will enjoy this adventure story.

 

 

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Best Children’s Books for March

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Best books for April

For adults

For children

 

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Best Books for November

Children’s Best reads

Lion in Paris – Beatrice Alemagna
Once Upon an Alphabet – Oliver Jeffers
Boats – Catherine Foreman
Z is for Moose – Kelly Bingham
Elizabeth Queen of the Seas – Lynne Cox
New Zealand Treasury of Poetry – Edited by Paula Green
52-Storey TreeHouse – Andy Griffiths
Awful Auntie – David Walliams
Book of Hat – Harriet Rowland
Speed of Light – Joy Cowley

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

 

New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and winner of Best Picture Book category

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The boring book
Vasanti Unka

  

Junior fiction

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Dunger
Joy Cowley

  

Best First Book

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A necklace of souls
R L Stedman

  

Children’s Choice

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The three bears… sort of
Yvonne Morrison & Donovan Bixley

  

Non-fiction

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The beginner’s guide to hunting and fishing
Paul Adamson

Young Adult Fiction

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Mortal Fire
Elizabeth Knox

  

Honour Award

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Bugs
Whiti Hereaka

  

Maori Language Award Winner

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Taka Ki Ro Wai
Keri Kaa & Martin D Page

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New Zealand Post Book Award Finalists for Children and Young Adults

The New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults finalists are selected across four categories:

Picture book finalists

  

Non-fiction finalists

  

Junior fiction

  

Young Adult Fiction

  

The winners of these categories will be announced on Monday 23 June, in Auckland.

  

Maori Language Award Winner – Taka Ki Ro Wai – Keri Kaa & Martin D Page

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Taka Ki Ro Wai
Keri Kaa & Martin D Page

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Best Reads Children — March 2014

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