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This year's reviews come from students from Fendalton Primary School and Rangi Ruru in Christchurch

Gallery: students from Fendalton Primary School and Rangi Ruri in Christchurch

The reviewers at Fendalton Primary School.

5 May - Picture Book

The Cat's Pyjamas by Catherine Foreman (Scholastic New Zealand) - Lucy O
Rāhui (English &Maori version) by Chris Szekely and illustrated by Malcolm Ross (Huia Publishers) - Olivia C & Jason te Kare
Shaolin Burning by Ant Sang (HarperCollins Publishers) - Amy Huang
Stomp! By Ruth Paul (Scholastic New Zealand) - Maddison
Waiting for Later by Tina Matthews (Walker Books Australia) - Olivia H

6 May - Junior Fiction

The Flytrap Snaps by Johanna Knox and illustrated by Sabrina Malcolm (Hinterland Press) - Ruby-Jak
Just Jack by Adele Broadbent (HarperCollins Publishers) - Emily
The Loblolly Boy & the Sorcerer by James Norcliffe(Random House New Zealand) - Maddy K
Super Finn by Leonie Agnew (Scholastic New Zealand) - Caitlin
The Travelling Restaurant by Barbara Else (Gecko Press) - Lucy

12 May - Non-fiction

Digging Up The Past: Archaeology For The Young & Curious by David Veart (Auckland University Press) - Ella
Kimble Bent: Malcontent by Chris Grosz (Random House New Zealand) - Will
The Life Cycle of the Tuatara by Betty Brownlie (Scholastic New Zealand) - Lomond
New Zealand Hall of Fame: 50 Remarkable Kiwis by Maria Gill and illustrated by Bruce Potter (New Holland Publishing) - Cassa
Nice Day for a War: Adventures of a Kiwi Soldier in World War l by Chris Slane and illustrated by Matt Elliott (HarperCollins Publishers) - Jessica

13 May - Young Adult

The Bridge by Jane Higgins (Text Publishing Company) - Miriam Tofan
Sacrifice by Joanna Orwin (HarperCollins Publishers) - Amy Huang, Sophie Lee
Dirt Bomb by Fleur Beale (Random House New Zealand) - Harmony Zhou
Calling the Gods by Jack Lasenby (HarperCollins Publishers) - Miriam Tofan
Yes by Deborah Burnside (HarperCollins Publishers) - Gabi Newman & Holly Reid