“An exceptionally cool book… heaps of the illustrations here are way better than the ones in picture books illustrated by adults, I’m completely serious about that. And the writing! There are flashes of proper brilliance here, moments that go beyond kids being accidentally cute or profound, and into holy moly, here comes a writer…”
Thanks to Spinoff Books Editor, Catherine Woulfe, for her review of Jillion 2.
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My Favourite Place
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We are thrilled to announce that the Elsie Locke Writing Prize is coming to Toitoi in Term 2, 2022.
The Writing Prize is offered by the Elsie Locke Memorial Trust. It provides a wonderful opportunity for young writers ages 5-13 to develop an original piece of writing for publication inspired by New Zealand history and Elsie's work for peace, the environment, women’s issues, and our community.
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Nei te reo pōwhiri a Toitoi ki a koutou, e te mātātahi, ki ngā ringatuhi, ki ngā ringatoi atu i te 5-13 tau te pakeke. Haramai rā! He pākiki, he māia, he auaha? Ā tēnā, tukuna mai ā koutou mahi ki te reo Ingarihi, ki te reo Māori rānei e whakaata mai ana i ā koutou tikanga, i ō koutou wheako mō te noho ki Aotearoa.
Tukuna mai, imērahia mai tō tuhinga, (me) tō mahi toi rānei ki firstname.lastname@example.org āpitingia tō ingoa, tō pakeke, tō kura me te ingoa o tō matua/kaitiaki, tō kaiako rānei me ngā kōrero whakapā atu ki a koe.
Hiamo katoa ana mātou kia whakapā mai koe.
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