School Journals

While Michael King was able to trace a widely held misbelief back to a School Journal publication I want to draw your attention to this amazing resource and to explain why they have actually done much more good than harm. It was first published on May 9th 1907 and was the first schoolbook for New … Continue reading School Journals

Joy Cowley – New Zealand Children’s Literature

When it comes to children's literature writers in New Zealand - three people are legendary in their contributions and encouragement of others. One was Margaret Mahy, one is Maurice Gee and one is Joy Cowley. Read NZ wrote an article about the 50 books all New Zealand Children must read and couldn't decide on just … Continue reading Joy Cowley – New Zealand Children’s Literature

Margaret Mahy – New Zealand Children’s writer extraordinaire

When it comes to children's writing in New Zealand, Margaret Mahy has made an incredible contribution over her lifetime. She was a children's librarian in Christchurch until 1980 when she resigned to write fulltime.  Her work has been translated into 15 different languages and has won many awards. The Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Lecture Award began in … Continue reading Margaret Mahy – New Zealand Children’s writer extraordinaire