Past Winners

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Book of the Year
Weaving Earth and Sky: Myths and Legends of Aotearoa by Robert Sullivan, illustrated by Gavin Bishop (Random House, 2002)
Children’s Choice
Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms? by Dawn McMillan and Bert Signal, illustrated by Ross Kinnaird (Reed, 2002)
Best First Book
Buddy by V. M. Jones (HarperCollins, 2002)
Senior Fiction
Alchemy by Margaret Mahy (HarperCollins, 2002)
Junior Fiction
Buddy by V. M. Jones (HarperCollins, 2002)
Picture Book
Pigtails the Pirate by David Elliot (Random House, 2002)
Non-Fiction
Weaving Earth and Sky: Myths and Legends of Aotearoa by Robert Sullivan, illustrated by Gavin Bishop (Random House, 2002)