Past Winners

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Book of the Year
A Summery Saturday Morning by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Selina Young (Viking, 1998)
Children’s Choice
The Life-Size Inflatable Whale by Gaelyn Gordon, illustrated by John Tarlton (Scholastic, 1998)
Best First Book
Footsteps of the Gods by Hana Hiraina Erlbeck, illustrated by Manawa-Ote-Rangi Waipara (Reed, 1998)
Senior Fiction
Taur by Jack Lasenby (Longacre Press, 1998)
Junior Fiction
Starbright and the Dream Eater by Joy Cowley (Viking, 1998)
Picture Book
A Summery Saturday Morning by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Selina Young (Viking, 1998)
Non-Fiction
The Natural World of New Zealand by Gerard Hutching (Viking, 1998)