Wednesday, May 20, 2009

And the winners are from....

Our patron, Jack Lasenby and Old Drumble at the podium!

Wellington Children's Book Association can be justly proud of their members who scooped up awards at the 2009 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards tonight.

Best Picture Book
Roadworks by Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock.

The Honour Award going to Piggity Wiggity Jiggity Jig by Diana Neild and Illustrated by our own talented Mr Phillip Webb.

Best Junior Fiction
Old Drumble, written by our much loved patron and all around Good Bloke ...Jack Lasenby.

Best Non Fiction Award
Back and Beyond- New Zealand Painting for the Young and Curious by Gregory O'Brien

Best Young Adult
The 10 pm Question by former convenor of the WCBA....The lovely Kate de Goldi

Children's Choice Award
The Were-Nana by Melinda Szymanik and Sarah Nelisiwe Anderson

Best First Book
Violence 101 by Denis Wright....(we can claim him, he lives in Wellington)

and the Book of the Year....
The 10pm Question by Kate De Goldi (Well Done Kate)

Congratulations to all the Winners... and the finalists from Wellington, Fleur and Pippa,(who have had a big week as they are on the Spinning Gold Conference Team.

Guest posted by Maureen from the update texts of Fifi during the ceremony....

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