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Books Alive Special Event - Te Hipo Huna

LIANZA (Library and Information Association of New Zealand) and the New Zealand Book Awards Trust are bringing together another year of Books Alive online events and virtual storytimes to celebrate the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

Waipā District Libraries have been chosen again to host a special Books Alive event.

Te Hipo Huna, nā Juliette MacIver rāua ko Sarah Davis, nā Kārena Kelly i whakamāori is a finalist in the Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for Te Reo Māori.


We have brought the book to life with the help of some of our staff and some very special tamariki from the Waipā District. Please support our event by watching it on the LIANZA YouTube Channel. It will also be shared to our Facebook page.

Watch now.

An interview with author Juliette MacIver follows the production.

Want to win a copy of a New Book Awards finalist? Send a message to our facebook page or email us with the answer to this question: what is the name of the child who finds the Hippo? Entries close 12 August.