The winners of the 2019 Book Awards are …

Fresh off the ceremony at Te Papa Tongarewa, the results are in and your New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults winners are…

test alt text
Spread from of The Bomb, by Sacha Cotter & Josh Morgan

The Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and the Picture Book Award

The Bomb

Written by Sacha Cotter

Illustrated by Josh Morgan

Published by Huia

RRP $23.00

Buy Now

Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction

The Dog Runner

Written by Bren MacDibble

Published by Allen & Unwin

RRP $18.99

Buy Now

Young Adult Fiction Award


By Whiti Hereaka

Published by Huia

RRP $25.00

Buy Now

Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction & Best First Book Award


By Sarah Pepperle

Published by Christchurch Art Gallery

RRP $29.99

Buy Now

Russell Clark Award for Illustration

Puffin the Architect

By Kimberly Andrews

Published by Puffin

RRP $19.99

Buy Now

Te Kura Pounamu Award for Te Reo Māori

Te haka A Tānerore

Written by Reina Kahukiwa

Illustrated by Robyn Kahukiwa

Published by Mauri Tū

RRP $23.00

Buy Now