Email digest: Wednesday 3 April 2013

This is a digest of our Twitter feed that we email out most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sign up here for free if you’d like it emailed to you.

New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards
Announcing the finalists in the 2013 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 

Finalist author Tina Matthews reads A Great Cake

Finalist Tina Matthews would ace this test because she worked on Jim Henson’s Labyrinth

Here’s the finalists on Twitter – let me know if there’s others 

Our Children’s Choice Award voting will open ASAP – we’re just experiencing technical issues (this is still the case at 3pm) [no link]

If you would like resources to share the awards news with your people you’ll find those here 

New books
Walker Books April highlights 

BWB Texts from Maurice Gee, Rebecca Macfie, & Kathleen Jones go live today

Opportunities
Applications are now open for the 2013 National Flash Fiction Day Competition 

From around the internet
‘The Little Prince’ Turns 70 

Sarah Laing: The comic books and a comic!

Literary News and Bookish Potpourri — April 3, 2013

Thoughts on Twitter about bookshops
“I can’t be the only person who walks past the Philosophy table at Unity and feels the urge to upend it with a barbaric yawp.”

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