2015 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults: Winners

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2015 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults: Winners.

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Winners of the 2015 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults at Government House in Wellington on 13 August 2015. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/ http://mark tantrum.com).

The full list of winners of the 2015 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults is:

  • Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and winner of Best Young Adult Fiction category: Singing Home the Whale, by Mandy Hager (Penguin Random House NZ)
  • Best Picture Book: Jim’s Letters, by Glyn Harper, illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Penguin Random House NZ (Puffin))
  • Best Non-Fiction: Mōtītī Blue and the Oil Spill: A Story from the Rena Disaster by Debbie McCauley (Mauao Publishing)
  • Best Junior Fiction: Monkey Boy, by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic NZ)
  • Māori Language Award: Ngā Kī, translation by Kawata Teepa (Ngai Tuhoe, Te Arawa) of Keys by Sacha Cotter, illustrated by Josh Morgan (Huia Publishers)
  • Best First Book: Māori Art for Kids, by Julie Noanoa (Potton & Burton)

The 2015 Children’s Choice winners are:

  • Picture Book: The Anzac Puppy by Peter Millett, illustrated by Trish Bowles (Scholastic NZ)
  • Non-Fiction: The Letterbox Cat & Other Poems by Paula Green, illustrated by Myles Lawford (Scholastic NZ) 
  • Junior Fiction Winner: Island of Lost Horses by Stacy Gregg (HarperCollins) 
  • Young Adult Fiction: Night Vision by Ella West (Allen & Unwin)

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City:Wellington, New Zealand
Year:2015
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