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Word, bro. What’s in your “Lunch Pack”?

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Date: August 2008

Word, bro. What’s in your “Lunch Pack”?

This September, New Zealand Book Month offers adults the chance to stimulate their literary senses and provides the younger generation the chance to embrace reading the very best of our Kiwi writing.

August 18th sees the launch of a campaign for Primary and Intermediate schools which will allow students to interview authors and review a selection of new books – both online and live. Classes or individuals can enter and the category winners will be published by Learning Media, win books and be flown to Auckland to meet celebrities in our Lunch Pack day at The Civic!

The Lunch Pack will allow kids to tell New Zealand what they really think of our top 25 Kiwi books which were selected by the Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust. (www.storylines.org.nz) This will include reviews and interviews by kids in text form, via pod-casting or even discussing the books on video. Entries will be viewable on the NZ Book Month kid’s website – Live now! www.kids.nzbookmonth.co.nz

The competition opens during New Zealand Library week and runs 18th August till 15th of September – with the Auckland trip and prize giving on the 24th of September.

For the icing on top, Duffy Books in Homes is partnering with NZ Book Month to continue their work in providing reading for those kids in regions most likely to not contain literature in their homes. To celebrate this great work, the Lunch Pack Prize Giving will also include a Duffy Books in Homes special assembly! Entering The Lunch Pack competition not only gives kids the chance to tell us what they think of our Kiwi books and get published – but also means they can win great prizes and meet hundreds of other kids at our special Lunch Pack Prize Day.

To enter The Lunch Pack competition or for more information on NZ Book Month and their kids programmes visit www.kids.nzbookmonth.co.nz


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