Past Winners

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Book of the Year
The Bantam and the Soldier by Jennifer Beck, illustrated by Robyn Belton (Scholastic, 1996)
Children’s Choice
Mechanical Harry by Bob Kerr (Mallinson Rendel, 1996)
Best First Book
Reliable Friendly Girls: Stories by Jane Westaway (Longacre Press, 1996)
Senior Fiction
Sanctuary by Kate De Goldi (Penguin, 1996)
Junior Fiction
The Battle of Pook Island by Jack Lasenby (Longacre Press, 1996)
Picture Book
The Bantam and the Soldier by Jennifer Beck, illustrated by Robyn Belton (Scholastic, 1996)
Non-Fiction
Picture Book Magic by Chris Gaskin, photography by Denis Page (Reed, 1996)