Winners of the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults Announced

Published: 13-Aug-2018

The winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced.

NZ Book Awards Press Release:

The New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are a unique celebration of the contribution that New Zealand’s children’s authors and illustrators make to building national identity and cultural heritage.

Image(s) via New Zealand Book Awards Trust.


If you would like to put any of these books on hold, just click the book jacket and it will take you straight to our catalogue!

Margaret Mahy Book of the Year:

Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story Catalogue Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story - Gavin Bishop

Picture Book Award:

I am jellyfish catalogue I Am Jellyfish - Ruth Paul

Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction:

How To Bee catalogue How To Bee - Bren MacDibble

Copyright Licensing NZ Award for Young Adult Fiction:

In the Dark Spaces catalogue In the Dark Spaces - Cally Black

Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction:

Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story Catalogue Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story

Russell Clark Award for Illustrations:

Giants Trolls Witches Beasts catalogue Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts - Craig Phillips

Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for Te Reo Māori:

Tu Meke Tui Catalogue Tu Meke Tūī - Written by Malcolm Clarke, translated by Evelyn Tobin and illustrated by Hayley King

Best First Book Award:

My New Zealand Story: Dawn Raids catalogue My New Zealand Story: Dawn Raids - Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith

For more information about these books and the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, click here.