New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2016
Thursday 11 August 2016
The winners of the 2016 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults and the HELL Children’s Choice Awards were announced last night.
ANZAC Heroes was the big winner. Written by Maria Gill and illustrated by Marco Ivancic, it won both the Elsie Locke Award for the Best Book in the Non-Fiction category and the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award.
ANZAC Heroes looks at the triumphs and tragedies of 30 heroic Australasians during World Wars One and Two. It includes ANZAC soldiers, as well as Air Force and Navy soldiers, medics, a spy, an ambulance driver and a humanitarian.
Local author Rachael Craw's book Stray, part two in the Spark sci-fi trilogy, took out the Hell Children's Choice Award for Young Adult Fiction.
The New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are administered by the New Zealand Book Council on behalf of the New Zealand Book Awards Trust.
2016 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and Winner of the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction
by Maria Gill, illustrated by Marco Ivancic.
|Best First Book Award||
Allis the little tractor
by Sophie Siers, illustrated by Helen Kerridge.
|Te Kura Pounamu Award for best book in te reo Māori||
Whiti te rā!
by Patricia Grace, translated by Kawata Teepa, illustrated by Andrew Burdan.
|Picture Book Award||
The Little Kiwi’s Matariki
written and illustrated by Nikki Slade Robinson.
|Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction||
From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle
by Kate De Goldi.
|Young Adult Fiction Award||
Battlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo
by Brian Falkner.
|Russell Clark Award for Illustration||
Much Ado About Shakespeare
by Donovan Bixley.
Winners of the 2016 HELL Children’s Choice Awards
|Te reo Māori||
Te hua tuatahi a kuwi
written and illustrated by Kat Merewether, translated by Pānia Papa.
The house on the hill
by Kyle Mewburn illustrated by Sarah Davis.
The girl who rode the wind
by Stacy Gregg.
First to the top
by David Hill and Illustrated by Phoebe Morris.
|Young Adult Fiction||
by Rachael Craw.