Books by Vasanti Unka
Awards & recognition
Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award
Winner • 2014 • for The Boring Book
IBBY Honour Award
Awarded • 2016 • IBBY Honour Award for Illustration
PANZ Book Design Awards
Winner • 2021 • Scholastic New Zealand Award for Best Children's Book for I am the Universe
The Arts Foundation Mallinson Rendel Illustrators Award
Awarded • 2021 • Arts Foundation Laureate Award
The highest quality books in five genres published between August 2022 and November 2023.
Filled with adventure, inspiration and humour, these books are sure to take little readers and their imaginations to new and fantastic places!
Figuring out how to talk to children about difficult emotions can sometimes feel impossible. Books can offer a good gateway to starting these conversations. Here are some books that might help you to navigate those tricky topics.
After an exhausting and unusual 2020, we’ve got plenty of reasons to be grateful for a new year, not least because of the stellar line up of children’s books we have coming your way over the next few months!Read on for a sneak peek at some of the best new children’s books we’re bringing to you in 2021.
Sometimes a story is best told alongside a beautiful picture, Here's a small selection of some of our favourite 2020 picture books from local creators.
A Q&A with Vasanti Unka, author/illustrator of Who Stole the Rainbow?
Ever wondered how rainbows happen? Watch this video to find out! Inspired by the story WHO STOLE THE RAINBOW from Vasanti Unka A razzle-dazzle rainbow suddenly disappears from the sky . . . What happened? Was it stolen? Who will solve the mystery? Be prepared for a thrilling tale of crime, suspense, sunshine and rain. Read more: po.st/WhoStoleTheRainbow