The final announcement of the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults is less than a month away, and we’ve been doing a fair bit of coverage of the finalists here on The Sapling. But have you been paying attention? Put your noggin to the test with our annual NZCYA quiz!
Need to brush up on your finalist titles first? Never fear – here’s our finalist announcement from back in early June, where you’ll find every book that could be an answer! Every answer is a finalist title, so if you’ve got the list to hand, you’ve got a one-in-five chance on each question…
CATEGORY: YOUNG ADULT FICTION AWARD
1. The author of this book won the 1994 New Zealand Book Award for Fiction (for another book, obviously!).
2. This short story collection is from an author who is known for her Polynesian paranormal romance series.
CATEGORY: ELSIE LOCKE AWARD FOR NON-FICTION
3. This bilingual book is a great way to absorb New Zealand history – whichever way around you read it!
4. This book was created to coincide with an exhibition at Auckland Museum called Voyage to Aotearoa.
CATEGORY: PICTURE BOOK AWARD
5. You may recognise the art style of this book because it’s by The Sapling’s very own regular cartoonist!
6. The author of this book is also a finalist in the junior fiction category, for her book Prince of Ponies.
CATEGORY: WRIGHT FAMILY FOUNDATION TE KURA POUNAMU AWARD FOR TE REO MĀORI
7. The main character in this book might be called a pīwakawaka in some parts of Aotearoa.
8. The author of this tall tale has chosen to remain anonymous – but they’ve got a cool mononym to make up for it!
CATEGORY: RUSSELL CLARK AWARD FOR ILLUSTRATION
9. This book was illustrated by the same person who won this category last year!
10. Real events in the South Island inspired this beautifully illustrated tale of animal bravery.
CATEGORY: WRIGHT FAMILY FOUNDATION ESTHER GLEN AWARD FOR JUNIOR FICTION
11. This book features an off-kilter tea party and a whole lot of digestive system science project facts!
12. There’s a big community Waitangi Day festival coming up in this visually rich book.
2. Afakasi Woman
3. Te Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of Waitangi
4. The Adventures of Tupaia
5. The Gobbledegook Book
6. Mini Whinny: Goody Four-Shoes
7. Ko Flit te Tīrairaka me ngā Hēki Muna
8. Tio Tiamu
9. The Song of the River
10. Dozer the Fire Cat
11. Miniwings: Moonlight the Unicorn’s High Tea Hiccup