Donate today and help us deliver the much-lauded Annual 2 to low decile schools across Aotearoa

$19,652 of $22,050 goal
Given by 66 generous donors in around 9 months

Donate today and help us deliver Annual 2 to low decile schools, and help build a life-long love of reading in young New Zealanders.


'What a feast! The … children loved it!’ - Joy Cowley

'...their mouths will drop and then they’ll keep it forever and love it to pieces.' - The Spinoff

Annual 2 is a highly original, contemporary take on the much-loved annuals of the past: a treasury of fiction, comics, poems, essays, art, and high jinks, craft, cooking, art, music and drama. The book was commissioned, edited and published by award-winning writer Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris, editor of the School Journal.

It's a New Zealand book for New Zealand kids, aged 9 -13 years old. Annual 2 is a celebration of imagination and diversity, packed with inspired stories and ideas by some of New Zealand’s most legendary, and up and coming, Kiwi authors and illustrators.

* A tribute to body surfing by Lloyd Jones

* The untold story, in comic format, of New Zealand’s space station by film director Johnathan King

* DIY guides for a revolting mask, papier-mâché letterbox, and knitted digestive system

* Bill Manhire’s hilarious snapshot of time in the dentist chair (illustrated by Toby Morris)

* There is even a specially commissioned song by Bic Runga complete with musical score

To find out more about Annual 2, visit

The Fledge Trust wants to see Annual 2 read and loved as widely as possible, especially by children who may not have access to such brilliant books. We need a community of donors to help us purchase, package and deliver 450 copies of Annual 2 to low decile schools from Northland to Southland and everywhere in between.

For every $49 donated, we will send a copy of Annual 2 addressed to the School Librarian in a low decile school.

Making a donation, big or small, towards one or more copies, will help build a life-long love of reading in young New Zealanders.

We'd appreciate you sharing this campaign with your friends, family and colleagues - far and wide!

About us

The Fledge Trust was established to help build a life-long love of reading in young New Zealanders, especially aged 8-13 years. Fledge was inspired by Kate De Goldi & Susan Paris who seek out, mentor, and publish new writers for young readers.

Use of funds

Funds will enable The Fledge Trust to purchase and send copies of Annual 2 to low decile schools throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, and help Annual Ink continue their important work - seeking out, mentoring and publishing new writers for young New Zealanders.

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Goal reached!  15 April 2022

Success!! Thanks to your generous contributions, the Fledge Trust has now delivered copies of Annual 2 to 430 low-decile schools throughout New Zealand. Books were sent to both full-primary and intermediate schools. We are thrilled to help build a life-long love of reading in young New Zealanders, and are delighted with the responses we've received from schools. A big thank you to all of our donors; it wouldn’t have happened without you.

There are no more copies of Annual 2 available, but we now have our eyes on Annual 3, which is to be published later this year.

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Ann and Michael
Ann and Michael on 19 Dec 2021
Great initiative
Ross on 16 Dec 2021
Ferguson Family
Ferguson Family on 10 Dec 2021
Jenny on 08 Dec 2021
Very happy to support this great cause.
Jennifer on 07 Dec 2021

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