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And the winners of the Book Awards are ...


Freshly announced at the Awards Ceremony in Wellington, the winners of the 2018 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are ...

Pages 60-61 of Aotearoa, by Gavin Bishop

The Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and the Elsie Locke Award for Non-fiction

Aotearoa: the new zealand story Illustrated and written by Gavin Bishop

Published by Penguin Random House NZ

RRP $40.00 (hardback)

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The Picture Book Award

i am jellyfish

Written and illustrated by Ruth Paul

Published by Penguin Random House NZ

RRP $20.00

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Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction

How to Bee By Bren MacDibble Published by Allen & Unwin NZ

RRP $18.99

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The Russell Clark Award for Illustration

Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts: Ten Tales from the Deep, Dark Woods

By Craig Phillips

Published by Allen & Unwin Children's

RRP $27.99

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The Copyright Licensing Award for Young Adult Fiction

in the dark spaces

By Cally Black

Published by Hardie Grant Egmont

RRP $23.00 (paperback)

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Te Kura Pounamu Award for Te Reo Māori

TU MEKE Tūī

Written by Malcolm Clarke Illustrated by Hayley King (FLOX) Translated by Evelyn Tobin

Published by Little Love, Mary Egan Publishing

RRP $20.00 (paperback)

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The Best First Book Award

my new zealand story: dawn raid

By Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith

Published by Scholastic NZ

RRP $17.99 (paperback)

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