Welcome to my website

Hi there!

I love children's books and here, you can check out what I've written. Maybe you want information about me for a school project or you're just curious. Either way, you'll find my bio, contact details, info on awards, interviews, my books Conrad Cooper's Last Stand, Super Finn and The Importance of Green and more! So, if you're interested keep reading.

If you're not ... well, you probably stopped reading already. Hope there's something good on TV.


What's the latest
The Impossible Boy — Bonus Chapter

You can find it here. The book The Impossible Boy is available on Friday 26 August 2016.

The Impossible Boy - a winning manuscript

Finalist for the Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction, NZ Children's Book Awards 2017
2015 Master of the Inkpot with David Fickling Books, UK.

Conrad Cooper Cooper's Last Stand

Finalist for NZ Children's Book Awards 2015 - Junior Fiction
Winner of the Esther Glen Medal 2015 (NZ Libraries, LIANZA award)

University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence 2013

Leonie Agnew says the residency is important to help her complete her writing projects ... read more

Living a Lie

Making things up might be called telling lies, but if you write it down you are being an author, according to Leonie Agnew. Charmian Smith talks to the College of Education children's writer in residence ... read more

Christchurch Kids Blog June Star Author Interview

What is your favourite food?
Potato salad and chocolate. (But not together.)

Do you have a nickname and if so what is it?
Lele, Lones, and Lonestar. (I cannot justify them. They are what they are.) Most people just call me Leonie!

What was your most embarrassing moment?
Oh, so many stories, so little time. I once got stage fright in front of the entire school, when I was eight. Someone had to take me off the stage ... read more

Christchurch Kids Blog June Star Author

Our fantastic June Star Author is New Zealand author, Leonie Agnew. Leonie is the author of the award-winning and very funny Super Finn. She has worked, a primary school teacher, and is currently the University of Otago College of Education Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence. She owns a ridiculous amount of children's books and could start her own library. She loves dogs, kids, chocolate and writing her own bio, because she gets to talk about herself in the third person without sounding ridiculous.
Thanks for joining us Leonie! We're looking forward to hearing all about your books and your writing. ... read more

The Impossible Boy Conrad Cooper The Importance of Green Super Finn

Books About Leonie