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Leon Davidson and Maurice Gee Finalists in the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards

Congratulations to Leon Davidson and Maurice Gee, who are both finalists in the 2011 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards!

Leon Davidson’s fantastic history of the Anzacs on the Western Front, Zero Hour, has been shortlisted in the Non-fiction Category, while the third book in Maurice Gee’s Salt trilogy, The Limping Man, has been listed in the Young Adult Fiction Category.

The New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards celebrate excellence in children’s literature, recognising the best books for children and teenagers published annually in New Zealand.

Voting also opens today for the Children’s Choice Award, where children of school age from all over New Zealand pick their favourite book from the 20 finalist titles.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 18 May, at the end of the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards Festival. You can visit the website for further information about festival events.


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