Blog Seminar Seminar 2018

Save the date – November 22, 2018

The 2018 WaiPRU seminar will be held on Thursday, 22nd November at the Hamilton campus of the University of Waikato. Details concerning theme and registration will be posted here in the coming months.

In the meantime, save the date.

Blog Seminar Seminar 2017

Announcing the second WaiPRU one-day seminar- 7 December 2017

“Children’s picturebooks have always been magical in their creative offerings, but postmodern picturebooks present startling new ways to read and view a page” (Goldstone, 2008, p, 119)

We are very happy to announce the second WaiPRU one-day seminar which will be held at the Hamilton campus on Thursday 7 December 2017, 9am-4pm.

The topic this year is ‘Postmodern Picturebooks’, and we have invited three panels of speakers to discuss postmodern picturebooks from educational perspectives, library perspectives and research perspectives.

The day will begin with a talk by Julia Marshall, publisher of the New Zealand Publisher of the Year- Gecko Press (

The seminar is open to teachers, librarians, postgrad students, academics, authors, illustrators, and anyone interested in picturebooks.  Registration is online and here is a charge of $50 per person (morning tea and lunch included).

Nicola Daly and Janette Kelly