Past Winners

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Margaret Mahy Book of the Year
Anzac Heroes by Maria Gill, illustrated by Marco Ivancic (Scholastic New Zealand, 2016)
Best First Book
Allis the Little Tractor by Sophie Siers, illustrated by Helen Kerridge (Millwood-Heritage Productions, 2016)
Picture Book Award
The Little Kiwi’s Matariki by Nikki Slade Robinson, illustrated by Nikki Slade Robinson (David Ling Publishing (Duck Creek Press), 2016)
Esther Glen Junior Fiction Award
From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle by Kate De Goldi (Penguin Random House (Longacre), 2016)
Elsie Locke Non-Fiction Award
Anzac Heroes by Maria Gill, illustrated by Marco Ivancic (Scholastic New Zealand, 2016)
Young Adult Fiction Award
Battlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo by Falkner Falkner (Pan Macmillan Australia (Farrar Straus Giroux), 2016)
Russell Clark Illustration Award
Much Ado About Shakespeare by Donovan Bixley, illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Upstart Press, 2016)
Te Kura Pounamu Award
Whiti te Rā! by Patricia Grace, translated by Kawata Teepa, illustrated by Andrew Burdan (Huia Publishers, 2016)
Children's Choice Award - Picture Book
The House on the Hill by Kyle Mewburn, illustrated by Sarah Davis (Scholastic New Zealand, 2016)
Children's Choice Award - Junior Fiction
The Girl Who Rode the Wind by Stacy Gregg (Harper Collins, 2016)
Children's Choice Award - Non-Fiction
First to the Top by David Hill, illustrated by Phoebe Morris (Penguin Random House (Puffin), 2016)
Children's Choice Award - Young Adult Fiction
Stray by Rachael Craw (Walker Books Australia, 2016)
Children's Choice Award - Te Reo Māori
Te Hua Tuatahi a Kuwi by Kat Merewether, translated by Pānia Papa (Illustrated Publishing, 2016)