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Literacy Week – Chris Grosz

Chris Grosz at King’s College

Chis Grosz is a graphic designer, author, painter and illustrator and  has worked as a poster designer for a number of famous musicians including Frank Zappa, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and U2.

His interest in New Zealand history was sparked by working at the Canterbury Museum and it was here he first heard about Kimble Bent  – a sailor, soldier, deserter, outlaw and Hauhau slave.

Chris’s dramatic graphic novel Kimle Bent: malcontent has been nominated for an award in the non-fiction section of the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards. The winners are due to be announced later this evening.

Finalists announced – New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards

It’s that time of the year again. We already have a number of the secondary level books available for borrowing. See if your choice coincides with that of the judges.

  • Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Wellington on Wednesday 16 May.

    Mr F

  • 2011 Book Awards Finalists – Young Adult Fiction Category

    The finalists in the New Zealand Post Office Children’s Book awards for 2011 were announced last week. The Young Adult Fiction finalists are:







    “Three of the finalist books in the Young Adult Fiction category are set in post-apocalyptic worlds. These imagined settings also reflect many thought-provoking current issues, such as climate change, the after-effects of war, fanatical rulers and the power of mass media,” the judges say.

    We have them all in the library. Reserve your choice/s.