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Venue Chosen For Youngsters' Book Awards

The charming Circa Theatre on Wellington’s waterfront will be the venue for the Awards event for the 2016 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. The date is set for 5.30pm on Monday, 8 August.

Entries in the awards close this week (week ending Friday, 26 February), and the judges’ shortlist of 30 titles across six categories will be announced on Tuesday, 8 June.

In the meantime, registrations open soon in the Hell Children’s Choice section of the awards, where the entire entry field is judged by New Zealand children. As well, the Hell Reading Challenge, now linked to the Awards, and which rewards children for reading seven books with free pizza, is also about to get underway.

Invitations to the awards night will be available from mid-June.

The New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults is governed by the New Zealand Book Awards Trust, and administered by the New Zealand Book Council. The Awards are sponsored by Creative NZ, Hell Pizza, Book Tokens Ltd, Copyright Licensing Limited New Zealand, the Fernyhough Education Foundation and Wellington City Council.

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