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LIANZA Children’s Book Awards 2004 shortlist

LIANZA Children’s Book Awards 2004 shortlist announced

LIANZA (Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) celebrates Library Week August 9 – 15th with the release of the LIANZA Children’s Book Awards 2004 shortlist.

These awards are offered each year for distinguished contributions to New Zealand children’s literature. There are four award categories:
Esther Glen Award – fiction
Russell Clark Award – illustration
Elsie Locke award – nonfiction
Te Kura Pounamu – Te Reo Maori.

-established in 1945 to commemorate New Zealand children’s author and editor Esther Glen.
Ken Catran Jacko Moran Sniper Lothian Books
Ted Dawe Thunder Road Longacre Press
Brian Falkner Henry and the Flea Mallinson Rendel
V.M. Jones Juggling With Mandarins HarperCollins
V.M. Jones The Serpents of Arakesh. Book One:The Karazan Quartet HarperCollins

-established in 1975 in honour of the prominent New Zealand illustrator, Russell Clark
Pamela Allen Grandpa and Thomas Penguin Books
Gavin Bishop The Three Billy Goats Gruff Scholastic NZ
Graeme Gash Napoleon and the Chicken Farmer, text by Lloyd Jones Mallinson Rendel
Ali Teo & Astrid Jensen Oh Hogwash, Sweet Pea! text by Ngareta Gabel Huia Publishers
Pamela Wolfe Mouse on the Moon, text by Richard Wolfe Scholastic NZ

(formerly Young People’s Non-Fiction Award):
-established in 1986 and renamed in 2001 to commemorate the work of Elsie Locke (1912 – 2001),
well-known children’s author and ardent advocate for children’s access to the history of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Andrew Crowe The Life-Size Guide to New Zealand Wildflowers Penguin Books
Janet Hunt A Bird in the Hand: Keeping New Zealand Wildlife Safe Random House N Z
Keith Olsen Pick-Up a Pack: A Guide to Tramping and Camping the New Zealand Way Reed Publishing
Simon Pollard I am an Insect Reed Publishing
Te Aorere Riddell Toroa: The Royal Albatross Huia Publishers

- established in 1996 for the author of a book written for children or young people in Te Reo Maori.
Hone Apanui Te Kete Harakeke, English text by Angie Belcher Reed Publishing
Hone Apanui Taonga, English text by Melanie Drewery Reed Publishing
Ross Calman Te Tahuna, English text by Don Long Reed Publishing
Te Haumiahiata Mason & Heni Jacob Matariki, English text by Melanie Drewery Reed Publishing
Nuki Takao Te Rango Huia Publishers

The awards will be presented at a ceremony at the LIANZA Conference, Sky City, Auckland on Monday 6th September 2004


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