Winners announced for the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
By | August 19, 2017
Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and winner of the Russell Clark Award for Illustration:
Snark Being a true history of the expedition that discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock . . . and its tragic aftermath illustrated and written (after Lewis Carroll) by David Elliot.
Picture Book Award:
That’s Not a Hippopotamus! by Juliette MacIver and illustrated by Sarah Davis.
Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction:
My New Zealand Story: Bastion Point by Tania Roxborogh.
Copyright Licensing NZ Award for Young Adult Fiction:
The Severed Land by Maurice Gee.
Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction:
Jack and Charlie: Boys of the bush by Jack Marcotte and Josh James Marcotte.
Te Kura Pounamu Award for the best book in Te Reo Māori:
Te Kaihanga Māpere by Sacha Cotter, translated by Kawata Teepa and illustrated by Josh Morgan.
Best First Book Award:
The Discombobulated Life of Summer Rain by Julie Lamb.