We sent a reporter from Hooked on NZ Books He Ao Ano to Wednesday’s BookAlive Day at the National Library. As well as live-tweeting and Instagramming from the venue, Keira (left) talked to authors, illustrators, teachers and students about what made the event special.
Her report follows.
On a freezing, sleety August day, Wellington school students got invited to spend a few hours at the National Library as part of the annual New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults (NZCYA Awards). The kids got to kōrero with and be inspired by some award-nominated authors and illustrators. This was the final event in NZCYA’s BooksAlive programme, which has consisted of a series of virtual events over the past few weeks. Read more