Queen's Birthday Honours 2017

MNZM for Jeanne BiddulphIn the Queen's Birthday Honours 2017, Jeanne Biddulph was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, in recognition of her services to literacy education.

Jeanne accepted this honour on behalf of the dedicated school leaders, teachers and librarians throughout New Zealand who have implemented Reading Together® and Early Reading Together® since the early 1980s, thereby providing effective support for tens of thousands of families/whānau. These educators and librarians are acknowledged here in the History of Reading Together® in New Zealand.

Posted: Wednesday 7 June 2017


  • May I take this opportunity to congratulate Jeanne and all her many supporters and workers who have touched the lives of so many New Zealanders through this amazing work. As a former student of Jeanne's, and I am now a grandmother, she helped to enrich our lives as we moved into the teaching profession. It's so wonderful when the quiet humble experts are recognised. Aroha tino nui!
    Posted: 2017-08-28 15:55 by Dr Mākao Bowkett