Thursday, August 13, 2009

Celebrity Reads Picks for NZ Book Month 2009 (Kids Category)

Here is that list I mentioned yesterday...

Celebrities have been reading submissions from NZ publishers over the last months and have now picked their personal favourites to promote during NZ Book Month. A (list) of these titles will be available from the NZBM website in September.

Kids Category – Cast of ‘Studio Two’
‘Studio Two’ is New Zealand’s most popular after school kids television program.
1. The Were-Nana – Melinda Szymanik and Sarah Nelisiwe Anderson (Scholastic)
2. Awesome Aotearoa – Margaret Mahy (AUT Media)
3. Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms? – Dawn McMillan and Bert Signal (Penguin)
4. Salt – Maurice Gee (Penguin)
5. Five (and a bit) Days in the Life of Ozzie Kingsford – Val Bird (Random House)

The list and our celebrity readers’ reasons for their picks will appear in newspapers and online in October and will be promoted by our TV and radio personalities on-air.

Whew. I am amazed (and very happy).

3 comments:

Tania Hutley said...

Wow, congrats Melinda! That's awesome.

Fifi Colston said...

thats brilliant- just like the book! xxx

Melinda Szymanik said...

thank you! (blushes) :)

Events this year have been blowing my mind. I am one lucky gal!