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Te Papa Press celebrates a string of successes

26 June 2013

Te Papa Press celebrates a string of successes

Te Papa Press’s first non-fiction book for children, 100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa, has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Children’s Book Award for Best Non-Fiction Book.

Judges Bernard Beckett, Lynn Freeman and Eirlys Hunter said: “Kids are going to love delving into this book. 100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa provides children with a glimpse into the richness, strangeness and beauty of their world. The playful, almost haphazard arrangement of topics allows the reader to fashion their own voyage of discovery.”

Te Papa Chief Executive Michael Houlihan is delighted with the success of the book, now on its fourth print run.

“It’s an exceptional book that goes behind the scenes at the Museum and brings to life some of the tāonga and stories that make up our extraordinary collection. Even though it’s a children’s book, it has broad appeal across the generations.”

Publisher Claire Murdoch says it’s a great credit to Te Papa’s staff.

“We knew that kids and their parents all over New Zealand love this book because it just keeps selling as fast as we can print it.”

This national award is the latest in a string of successes for New Zealand’s unique museum publisher, which includes the short-listing of 100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa for the Elsie Locke Medal for non-fiction at the LIANZA Children’s Book Awards.

100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa, along with the updated edition of Awesome Forces: The Natural Hazards that Threaten New Zealand, was also long-listed for the Royal Society of New Zealand 2013 Science Book Prize.

Buller’s Birds of New Zealand: The Complete Work of JG Keulemans was a joint winner in the book category of the Museums Australia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards 2013. It is also up for the Random House New Zealand Award for Best Illustrated Book, as part of the Publishers Association of New Zealand Book Design Awards 2013.

Te Papa Press’s latest children’s book is also proving hugely popular. The New Zealand Art Activity Book: 100+ Ideas for Creative Kids has received rave reviews from children and adults across the country.

Notes:
100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa appears on the Storylines Notable Books List for 2013 and is based on the television series Tales from Te Papa, presented by Riria Hotere and Simon Morton.

NZ RRP (incl. GST): $34.99; Extent: 224 pp PB; Illustrations: 500+ full-colour and b&w images, includes 2 DVDs; Format: 240 mm x 210 mm; ISBN: 978-1-877385-79-7

Buller’s Birds of New Zealand: The Complete Work of JG Keulemans is written by Geoff Norman and designed by Margaret Cochran.

NZ RRP (incl. GST): $150.00; Extent: 240 pp HB; Illustrations: 95+ full-colour plates and b&w images; Format: 360 × 270 mm; ISBN: 978-1-877385-88-9

Awesome Forces: The Natural Hazards that Threaten New Zealand is edited by Geoff Hicks and Te Papa’s Hamish Campbell, and published in partnership with EQC and GNS.

NZ RRP (incl. GST): $29.99; Extent: 168 pp PB; Illustrations: over 300 full-colour plates and b&w images; Format: 270 mm x 210 mm; ISBN:978-1-877385-87-2

The New Zealand Art Activity Book: 100+ Ideas for Creative Kids is by Te Papa’s Senior Education Programmer Helen Lloyd.

NZ RRP (incl. GST): $29.99; Extent: 184 pp; Illustrations: over 200 colour and b&w illustrations; Format: paperback, 297 mm x 210 mm; ISBN: 978-0-9876688-0-6

Information on all Te Papa Press books can be found at www.tepapapress.co.nz and www.facebook.com/TePapaPress
Te Papa Press books are available for sale online at www.tepapastore.co.nz and from good bookshops around the country.

ENDS


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