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 CLL Educational Publishing Awards 2010 Winners

Writing and designing textbooks is an important skill, and it is one at which New Zealand publishers excel, not only providing for the local market but exporting learning resources worldwide. This important area of publishing has been recognized with the inaugural CLL (Copyright Licensing Ltd) Educational Publishing Awards 2010.

Publishing and education consultant Gillian Candler, former educational publisher Rosemary Stagg and University of Auckland Professor of Education John Hattie were the judges for the CLL Educational Publishing Awards 2010, presented at the Art Lounge, Auckland, on Thursday November 18.

Lively design integrating text, photographs and graphics was notable in the Best Book or Series in Primary Publishing, won by Figure it Out: Statistics in the Media Levels 3+-4 and Levels 4-4+ by Lisa Darragh and Jasmine Hardy, published by Learning Media. The publications teach critical thinking alongside maths.

“An engaging and inviting read with superb illustrations,” is how awards judges rated the Best Book or Series Winner for Secondary Publishing, The Nature of Science seriesby Gary Hunt, published by Pearson. “These texts can go a long way to engaging learners in this subject area,” says convenor of judges, Gillian Candler.

A new generation of texts also transforms tertiary publishing. The Best Book in Higher Education Publishing, Principles of Law for New Zealand Business Students (fourth edition) has easy to navigate text, helpful sidebars, chapter objectives, summaries and revision exercises. The authors are Jeremy Hubbard, Cordelia Thomas and Sally Varnham. “A host of design and text features make this difficult subject highly accessible,” commented the judging panel.

The prize for each category is $5,000, and this will be shared by the winning publisher and authors. The Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) administers the awards.                                  

CLL Educational Publishing Awards 2010 Winners

Finalists for Best Book or Series in Primary Publishing

Figure it Out: Statistics in the Media Levels 3+-4 and Levels 4-4+by Lisa Darragh and Jasmine Hardy, Learning Media

Nitty Gritty Novels: Series Oneby Dr Susan Sandretto, Sue Ledington et al, Pearson

Spelling Under Scrutiny seriesby Joy Allcock, MJA Publishing

Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategiesby Sheena Cameron, Pearson

WINNER

Figure it Out: Statistics in the Media Levels 3+-4 and Levels 4-4+ by Lisa Darragh and Jasmine Hardy, Learning Media

Finalists for Best Book or Series in Secondary Publishing

Alpha Mathematics (second edition)by David Barton, Pearson

Geography on the Edge: Geography for NCEA Level Oneby Justin Peat and John Lockyer, Cengage Learning

Level 7 and Level 8 Biologyby Tracey Greenwood, Kent Pryor, Richard Allan and Lissa Bainbridge-Smith, Biozone International

The Nature of Science seriesby Gary Hunt, Pearson

WINNER

The Nature of Science seriesby Gary Hunt, Pearson

Finalists for Best Book in Higher Education Publishing

Employment Relations in New Zealand (second edition)by Erling Rasmussen, Pearson

Exploring Society: Sociology for New Zealand Students (third edition)by Gregor McLennan, Ruth McManus and Paul Spoonley, Pearson

Principles of Law for New Zealand Business Students (fourth edition)by Jeremy Hubbard, Cordelia Thomas and Sally Varnham, Pearson

WINNER

Principles of Law for New Zealand Business Students (fourth edition)by Jeremy Hubbard, Cordelia Thomas and Sally Varnham, Pearson