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New Zealand Children and YA Book Awards 2015.

August 16, 2015

scan0001New Zealand Children and YA Book Awards 2015.

All the books listed below were winners in the Book Awards this year. They are all outstanding and have been reviewed elsewhere on this blog.

Take a look

Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and winner of Best Young Adult Fiction category

Singing Home the Whale, by Mandy Hager (Penguin Random House NZ)

Best Picture Book
Jim’s Letters, by Glyn Harper, illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Penguin Random House NZ (Puffin))

Best Non-Fiction
Mōtītī Blue and the Oil Spill, by Debbie McCauley and Tamati Waaka (translation) (Mauāo Press)

Best Junior Fiction
Monkey Boy, by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic NZ)

Māori Language Award
Ngā Kī, translation by Kawata Teepa (Ngai Tuhoe, Te Arawa) of Keys by Sacha Cotter, illustrated by Josh Morgan (Huia Publishers)

Best First Book
Māori Art for Kids, by Julie Noanoa (Potton & Burton)


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