Annemarie Florian

Annemarie Florian is a writer of books for young children that are inspired by her particular interest in how books and language can influence who we are and how we view ourselves.

Her first book, Time to Sleep (Reed Publishing/Penguin Books), has been reprinted three times since it first came out in 2004. Books for Babies (Penguin Books NZ/Kane Miller Publishing, USA, 2010) and Getting To Know You (Niche Books, 2010) are small board books designed with the very youngest of the family in mind. To date, Books for Babies has sold over 30,000 copies. Her fourth book, Kiwi – The Real Story (New Holland, 2012) was a 2013 Storylines Notable Book (Non-fiction), a finalist for the 2013 LIANZA Russell Clark Award, and the 2013 Children’s Choice Non-Fiction Winner in the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.

Annemarie Florian