We have so many great authors and illustrators in New Zealand and I love shouting about them. There have been a bumper crop of books from NZ authors and illustrators this year and there are strong contenders for the 2013 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards. Some of these books have been included in my other Top 10 of 2012 lists but I wanted to do a separate list to highlight these spectacular NZ books.
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I’ve read so many amazing young adult novels this year! Out of all the books I read throughout the year, young adult novels dominated, and it was so difficult to choose just 10 favourites for this list. Here is my Top 10 Young Adult Fiction of 2012. You can read my reviews of each book here on the blog.
There have been so many middle grade fiction books published this year, both here in New Zealand and overseas. It was difficult to pick my absolute favourites but here they are, my Top 10 Middle Grade Fiction of 2012. If you want to know more about these books you can read my reviews here on the blog.
It’s that time of the year when we all start to think about our favourite books that we’ve read during the year. Throughout this week I’ll be posting my lists of my Top 10 Picture Books, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, and New Zealand Books of 2012. Here are my Top 10 Picture Books of 2012 (if you want to know more about the books you can read my reviews of most books on the blog).
The Cybils are awards given each year by bloggers for the year’s best children’s and young adult titles. I’m lucky enough this year to be a round 2 judge for the Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy category, which means I get to help choose the top book in this category for 2012. It’s a really exciting opportunity and I’m looking forward to reading all the shortlisted books when they’re announced on 1 January 2013.
You can get involved by voting for your favourite in each category – Book Apps, Easy Readers/Short Chapter Books, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fiction Picture Books, Graphic Novels, Middle Grade Fiction, Non-Fiction Picture Books, Non-Fiction: Middle Grade and Young Adult, Poetry, and Young Adult Fiction. You can vote from today until 15 October and any English or bilingual books published in the U.S. or Canada between Oct. 16, 2011 and Oct. 15, 2012 are eligible.
Anyone can vote and all you have to do to vote is go to www.cybils.com and fill out the form.