About

I’m a Community Learning Librarian (a CYA Librarian at heart) in Christchurch, New Zealand and I love Children’s and Young Adult literature.  I blog regularly on the Christchurch Kids Blog (the Christchurch City Libraries blog aimed at children 8-12 years old).  On this blog I share books that I’m reading, books I want to read, and any other book related news.

I hope you enjoy my blog and please add your comments.

5 March 2014 – I am currently reading lots of great New Zealand books as I’m a judge for the 2014 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.  I’ve had a break from blogging for a while as I haven’t had the time, but will return shortly.

11 responses to “About

  1. This must be an amazing and very fulfilling job. Love your blog and devotion.

  2. Hello!

    I love your book blog here. Very unique, awesome design and great posts. Thanks for sharing your experience and bookish thoughts with us :)

    As such, I wanted to nominate your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award! It’s an award made by bloggers for bloggers as a way to recognize all the outstanding blogs out there. Here’s a link to give you more info about the award:

    http://writersparty.com/2012/03/04/writers-block-party-has-been-dubbed-versatile/

    Have an awesome day!

    -Lisa

    • zackids

      Thanks so much for your kind words Lisa! I love being able to share my love of books and promoting my favourite authors. Thanks for checking out my blog :-)

  3. I’ve tracked you down online now ^^ It’s great to meet someone so knowledgeable and passionate in my local library. I’ve been going to libraries for years, but never felt inclined to actually converse with the librarians. Strange, no? I suppose because I spend most of my days either talking about or reading books… Or writing them (I have self published two children’s books and am working on a picture book at the moment). Have you ever been interested in writing? I have a book blog too, but it only has about 3 followers, so all of my reviews go on Goodreads now.

    What is your top favourite book for ages 10+? Ie: If I haven’t read it, then I should?!

    • Anne Macleod

      I have read Angela’s novel for children, Aroha’s Grand Adventure – it is delightful and will resonate with anyone who is from around Canterbury! Would recommend it and I was the mother of the child who the book was bought for! Also, I happen to be related to Angela (!!) — it was lovely to read her comments. Our daughter met Zac at St Michael’s Church School on May 23rd as part of the book awards.

  4. Liz Clayton

    Hi there
    Have just discovered your blog. Thanks for your reviews and links to teacher resources. I am thrilled to have found your site as it is helping me in my research to find great NZ books for our young readers. What a valuable contribution. Thank you, Liz

  5. amazing :) thank you very much for your wonderful and helpful blog!

  6. Natasha

    Love your blog

  7. Ali

    Hi Zac, just wanted to say it was lovely to meet you at the awards ceremony last week and thank you for all your encouragement. I am having a great time reading back on your blog, it’s fantastic. cheers! Ali Teo

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