Past Winners

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Book of the Year
Snake and Lizard by Joy Cowley, illustrated by Gavin Bishop (Gecko Press, 2007)
Children’s Choice
The King’s Bubbles by Ruth Paul (Scholastic, 2007)
Best First Book
Out of the Egg by Tina Matthews (Walker Books, 2007)
Young Adult Fiction
Salt by Maurice Gee (Puffin Books, 2007)
Young Adult Fiction Honour Award
The Sea-wreck Stranger by Anna Mackenzie (Longacre Press, 2007)
Junior Fiction
Snake and Lizard by Joy Cowley, illustrated by Gavin Bishop (Gecko Press, 2007)
Picture Book
Tahi - One Lucky Kiwi by Melanie Drewery, illustrated and designed by Ali Teo and John O'Reilly (Random House, 2007)
Picture Book Honour Award
To the Harbour by Stanley Palmer (Lopdell House Gallery, 2007)
Non-Fiction
Which New Zealand Spider? by Andrew Crowe (Penguin, 2007)
Non-Fiction Honour Award
Reaching the Summit: Sir Edmund Hillary’s Story by Alexa Johnston and David Larsen (Penguin, 2007)