An award-winning Hippopotamus!

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That’s Not A Hippopotamus wins Best Picture Book at the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

Behind the scenes with Paul Beavis!

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How do you make a picture book? What happens when things aren’t going to plan? How do you get through the longest to-do list in the world? Paul Beavis, award-winning author and illustrator, takes us behind the scenes over at The Sapling.  We’re particularly fond of stage 5!  

Annual is a PANZ Book Design Awards winner… times three!

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Annual has won the Scholastic New Zealand Award for Best Children’s Book, the Mary Egan Publishing Award for Best Typography, and the first Hachette New Zealand People’s Choice Award. A big congratulations to Spencer Levine, and to all of the winners and finalists. How lovely to have your beautiful books celebrated. To read more, visit… Read more »