2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Monday 16 August 2021

The winners of the 2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced. These awards celebrate excellence in children's literature and the valuable role these local authors and illustrators play in inspiring the love of reading in our children.

Book Award 
2021 Winner
Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and
Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Junior Fiction Award

Charlie Tangaroa and the Creature from the Sea

by T K Roxborogh 

Picture Book Award and Best First Book Award

Kōwhai and the Giants

written and illustrated by Kate Parker 

Young Adult Fiction Award

The Pōrangi Boy
by Shilo Kino

Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction

Egg & Spoon: An Illustrated Cookbook
by Alexandra Tylee and illustrated by Giselle Clarkson

Russell Clark Award for Illustration

Hare and Ruru: A Quiet Moment
written and illustrated by Laura Shallcrass

(This item is not available in the library collection)

Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for Te Reo Māori 

Ngake me Whātaitai
by Ben Ngaia and illustrated by Laya Mutton-Rogers

(This item is not available in the library collection)

Further Links:

www.tasman.govt.nz newzealand.govt.nz