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Books for Babes Charity Book Auction


For Immediate Release                                                                 14 November 2007


Books for Babes Charity Book Auction


Celebrities donate their favourite books for babes

Well known New Zealanders have teamed up with Books for Babes to auction a selection of favourite children's books on TradeMe ( All profits raised will help Books for Babes bring its programme to children across New Zealand.

Prime Minister Helen Clark and National Party Leader John Key have both donated their favourite books, along with other political figures including Jeanette Fitzsimons, John Banks and Tim Shadbolt.

Other famous donors include Hilary Barry, Leah Panapa, Troy Flavell, Anna Scarlett, The Edge Morning Madhouse, bro'Town, Suzanne Paul and Suzy Cato.

Hilary Barry, Leah Panapa and Suzanne Paul also gave their time to read stories to Books for Babes children, at the Books for Babes 10 th Birthday Party held at Panmure Library on Wednesday 14 November.

Multi-award winning Australian singer-songwriter Delta Goodrem has signed a copy of The Complete Adventures of Curious George, which is also signed by all of The Breeze FM (Auckland) announcers.

All 20 books in the auction have been purchased new and are signed inside by their donors.

The auctions opened on Monday 12 November and will run through until Monday 19 November.

To find the 20 donated books on TradeMe search

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