Hours of independent reading and reading for pleasure
A treasure chest for the classroom and school library. Ideal for end-of-year prize giving or awards.
Annual 3 is a unique, entertaining miscellany of all new material for 9–13 year olds in one beautifully presented package.
Alongside familiar names (Paul Beavis, Giselle Clarkson, Ant Sang, Gavin Bishop, Kimberly Andrews, Tim Denee, Johanna Knox, Dylan Horrocks, Josh Morgan), you’ll find welcome surprises: a new song from Troy Kingi, gothic fiction by Airini Beautrais, a te reo Māori crossword by Ben Brown, an adaptation of Maurice Gee’s The Champion presented in comic format, and work from emerging talents J. Wiremu Kane and Austin Milne.
The editors have stayed faithful to their original intent: to reach a curious, diverse audience who’s up for anything … with commissioned content that reflects the stretch of experience across Aotearoa New Zealand to reach as many kinds of readers as possible.
Readers and teachers can visit annualannual.com to read more about the contributors, to hear Troy Kingi sing “Same Blue Sky”, and to download additional material (the crossword, the knitting pattern, the kākāpō).
“Annual is pick-your-own, and all of it is wonderful … “
– Catherine Woulfe, New Zealand Listener
“Children who love to read will find plenty to occupy them but those who are more reluctant are also catered for … ”
– Penny Guy, Bookrapt
Sample Pages from Annual 3
About the editors
Susan Paris has almost 25 years’ experience in publishing. She has edited the School Journal for the last 17 years.
Kate De Goldi reviewed children’s books on RNZ for 20 years. She writes fiction for all ages and works with young people in schools, teaching creative writing.
As Annual Ink, Susan and Kate have commissioned two best-selling Annuals and Skinny Dip, a volume of new contemporary poetry for young readers. They also published the NZ children’s book awards winners #Tumeke! by Michael Petherick and Aspiring by Damien Wilkins.