These awards are a unique celebration of the contribution New Zealand’s children’s authors and illustrators make to building national identity and cultural heritage.
The Margaret Mahy Book of the Year for 2019 is The Bomb - we are thrilled - we love this book!
Below are the six category winners: Young Adult Fiction, Junior Fiction (the Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award), Non-Fiction (the Elsie Locke Award), Picture Book, Illustration (the Russell Clark Award) and the Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award (for books entirely written in te reo Māori). Read more about the awards.
Category: Picture Books
In this story about being true to oneself, a boy searches for the secret to doing the perfect bomb into the water. With training from Nan, an expert and former champion, and by listening to his own voice, he finds his unique style and pulls off a wonderful, acrobatic, truly awe-inspiring bomb.
Category: Fact & Activity
This Art-tastic activity book has some of the best art you'll ever see in Aotearoa New Zealand. And don't freak out, but you'll probably learn stuff too. By the time you've finished, you'll have your own artists' workbook full of artworks that will possibly make you famous at home (if not around the wo ...Show more
From the author of the multi-award-winning and bestselling How To Bee comes an intense and thrilling new adventure. 'We're gonna starve if we stay here,' Emery said. 'If we're gonna go, best go now.' And he said it like going was something easy. Like all we have to do is walk away. Ella and her broth ...Show more
Seventeen-year-old Riki is worried about school and the future, but mostly about his girlfriend, Gemma, who has suddenly stopped seeing or texting him. But on his way to see her, he's hit by a bus and his life radically changes. Riki wakes up one hundred years earlier in Egypt, in 1915, and finds he's ...Show more
Category: New Zealand
Puffin is an architect who always exceeds her clients' expectations. That is, until she takes on the toughest clients ever - her own pufflings! Puffin takes her tricky new clients on an inspirational tour of her builds. Together they visit all kinds of cleverly designed spaces -Otter's floating home, P ...Show more