Book Awards > NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults

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.