Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand’s best-loved writers for children and adults, with an international reputation. She has won a multitude of awards and honours for her bestselling books, including the Prime Minister’s Award for contribution to literature. She was shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2018. What… Read more »
Giselle Clarkson on illustrating The Gobbledegook Book
I’ve lived my whole life with Joy Cowley’s stories and was totally stunned when I was invited into the Gecko Press office and asked if I’d like to illustrate a collection of them. I felt pretty daunted, but also very excited and I couldn’t wait to start drawing.
The Power of Story – Joy Cowley
In her warm and engaging talk ‘The Power of Story’, Joy Cowley will draw on a lifetime’s experience of inspiring children to read.
Hans Christian Andersen Award
Joy Cowley and Ulf Stark didn’t get the Hans Christian Andersen Award, but it was already an amazing achievement to be shortlisted… Some photos from the conference
Joy Cowley and Ulf Stark Shortlisted for the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Awards
The shortlist for the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award – the world’s most prestigious children’s book award – has been announced:
Helper and Helper visit the Marlborough Book Festival
A free session with Joy Cowley and Gavin Bishop at the Marlborough Book Festival.
Chapter books for curious and engaged readers
John McIntyre from The Children’s Bookshop speaks about the wonderful experience of reading your first chapter books. Helper and Helper makes his list.