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NZ Children and Young Adults Book Awards Winners 2016

August 9, 2016

Not everybody is going to agree with these Awards. I don’t for one. Overall I think the Children’s choices showed greater discernment and reflected reality than did the judges selections. I am delighted by this. I could never agree that Barney Kettle is junior fiction. For the record here are both selections:-

Book of the Year: ANZAC Heroes by Maria Gill, illus Marco Ivancic

Te Reo Maori: Whiti te ra by Patricia Grace

Best First Book: Allis the Little Tractor by Sophie Siers, illus. Helen Kerridge

Picture Book: Little Kiwi’s Matariki by Nikki Slade Robinson

Junior Fiction: From The Cutting Room of Barney Kettle by Kate De Goldi

Young Adult Fiction: Battlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo by Brian Falkner

Children’s Selections

Te Reo Maori:  Te Hua Tuatahi a Kuwi by Kat Merewether

Picture Book: The House on the Hill by Kyle Mewburn illus. Sarah Davis

Junior Fiction: The Girl Who Rode the Wind by Stacy Gregg

Young Adult Fiction: Stray by Rachael Craw

Non Fiction: First to the Top by David Hill Illus. Phoebe Morris

 

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