Past Winners

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Book of the Year
Hunter by Joy Cowley (Puffin Books, 2005)
Children’s Choice
Nobody’s Dog by Jennifer Beck, illustrated by Lindy Fisher (Scholastic, 2005)
Best First Book
The Unknown Zone by Phil Smith (Random House, 2005)
Young Adult Fiction
With Lots of Love from Georgia by Brigid Lowry (Allen & Unwin, 2005)
Young Adult Fiction Honour Award
Kaitangata Twitch by Margaret Mahy (Allen & Unwin, 2005)
Junior Fiction
Hunter by Joy Cowley (Puffin Books, 2005)
Junior Fiction Honour Award
Sil by Jill Harris (Longacre Press, 2005)
Picture Book
A Booming in the Night by Ben Brown, illustrated by Helen Taylor (Reed, 2005)
Picture Book Honour Award
Haere - Farewell, Jack, Farewell by Tim Tipene, illustrated by Huhana Smith (Huia, 2005)
Non-Fiction
Scarecrow Army: The Anzacs at Gallipoli by Leon Davidson (Black Dog Books, 2005)
Non-Fiction Honour Award
Blue New Zealand by Glenys Stace (Penguin, 2005)