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2021 Ockham NZ Books Awards

George Gibb's wonderful book 'An Exquisite Legacy' has been longlisted in the illustrated non-fiction category of the 2021 Ockham NZ Books Awards. Check out the full list of finalists.

New Zealand Nature Heroes shortlisted in the PANZ Design Awards

In recent years we have particularly valued being able to work with designer Floor van Lierop from design company This is Them. Originally from the Netherlands, she has designed a number of fine books for Potton & Burton, including, New Zealand Nature Heroes by Gillian Candler, which was published in 2019.We are thrilled that this book has been shortlisted in…

An Exquisite Legacy – Release October 2020

            G.V. Hudson – an extraordinary story Few people know the story of G.V. Hudson, an amateur entomologist who studied, collected and painted New Zealand’s insect fauna between the 1800s and 1946. His massive personal collection of insects is in Te Papa, but perhaps his most extraordinary legacy are the seven books that he published…

WONDERLAND – Release October 2020

Whites Aviation hand-coloured photos revisited  Wellington author and collector Peter Alsop would have to be one of New Zealand’s most prolific authors. Since 2013 he has produced a steady stream of glorious, usually large, heavily illustrated books on mid-century New Zealand art and design. These are all done in his spare time, quite apart from his day job as a…

The Great Unknown

The Great Unknown wins Geoff Spearpoint’s lauded book, that we published last year, The Great Unknown: Mountain Journeys in the Southern Alps is the inaugural winner of the New Zealand Mountain Book of the Year Award, part of the NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival, held annually in Wanaka. We are thrilled for Geoff, for his book has made a…

2020 STORYLINES NOTABLE BOOKS

2020 Storylines Notable Books Storylines is one of our most important organisations dedicated to promoting children’s literature in Aotearoa. One of their annual activities is the Notable Books List, in which an expert panel selects the highest quality books in five genres published during the previous year. Earlier this year we were delighted to have three books selected from our…

2018 OCKHAM BOOK AWARDS WINNER

Our congratulations go to Marcus Thomas and Neil Silverwood for winning the Judith Binney Best First Book - Illustrated Non-Fiction Category for their book Caves: Exploring New Zealand's subterranean wilderness at the 2018 Ockham Book Awards. Here is what the judges had to say: The photographs in Caves are undeniably exquisite. They depict moments of wonder, an otherworldliness that a…

Storylines Notable Books 2018

We are super proud to have four of our 2017 children's titles on the Storylines Notable Books list this year. They are: It's My Egg (and you can't have it!) by Kennedy Warne & Heather Hunt, New Zealand's Great White Sharks by Alison Ballance, Whose Feet Are These? by Gillian Candler & Fraser Williamson and Toroa's Journey by Maria Gill…

2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards results

We are thrilled that our author Richard Nunns won at last night's Ockham NZ Book Awards in Auckland! He won the Judith Binney Best First Book Award for Illustrated Non-fiction for Te Ara Puoro: A journey into the world of Maori music. Unfortunately, due to ill-health, Richard was unable to attend, but his daughters, Molly and Lucy Nunns, received the…

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