Picture books: We ask the experts
They say everyone's a critic, but when it comes to judging the best picture books in the country, we have asked the true experts.
The children from Westmere School in Auckland have given their verdict on the five nominated picture books in this year's New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults:
The five picture book finalists are:
Boats by Catherine Foreman
The Boring Book by Vasanti Unka
The Three Bears ... Sort Of by Yvonne Morrison and Donovan Bixley
Watch Out, Snail! by Gay Hay and Margaret Tolland
Toucan Can by Juliette MacIver and Sarah Davis
You can find the full list of nominated books in this year's New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults here.
The winners will be announced on Monday June 23.