2016 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Published: 28-May-2018

Keep an eye on our catalogue for all these titles!

 These awards are a unique celebration of the contribution New Zealand's children's authors and illustrators make to building national identity and cultural heritage. Here are the winners for 2016!


Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and winner of the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction

h  ANZAC Heroes 

  by Maria Gill, illustrated by Marco Ivancic









 Best First Book Award

h  Allis the little tractor 

  by Sophie Siers, illustrated by Helen Kerridge









 Te Kura Pounamu Award for the best book in te reo Māori

h Whiti te rā!

 by Patricia Grace, translated by Kawata Teepa, illustrated by Andrew Burdan









 Picture Book Award

h The Little Kiwi’s Matariki 

 written and illustrated by Nikki Slade Robinson









 Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction

h From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle 

 by Kate De Goldi









 Young Adult Fiction Award

h Battlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo 

 by Brian Falkner









 Russell Clark Award for Illustration

h Much Ado About Shakespeare 

 illustrated by Donovan Bixley