Past Winners

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

New Zealand Post Children’s Book of the Year
Old Hu-Hu by Kyle Mewburn, illustrated by Rachel Driscoll (Scholastic, 2009)
New Zealand Post Children’s Book of the Year
Hū-Hū Koroheke (Te reo edition) by Kyle Mewburn, translated by Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira, illustrated by Rachel Driscoll (Scholastic, 2009)
Children’s Choice
The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith, illustrated by Katz Cowley (Scholastic, 2009)
Best First Book
The Bone Tiki by David Hair (HarperCollins, 2009)
Young Adult Fiction
Blood of the Lamb: The Crossing by Mandy Hager (Random House, 2009)
Children’s Choice Young Adult Fiction
Brainjack by Brian Falkner (Walker Books, 2009)
Junior Fiction
The Loblolly Boy by James Norcliffe (Longacre Press, 2009)
Children’s Choice Junior Fiction
Friends: Snake and Lizard by Joy Cowley, illustrated by Gavin Bishop (Gecko Press, 2009)
Picture Book
Old Hu-Hu by Kyle Mewburn, illustrated by Rachel Driscoll (Scholastic, 2009)
Picture Book
Hū-Hū Koroheke (Te reo edition) by Kyle Mewburn, translated by Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira, illustrated by Rachel Driscoll (Scholastic, 2009)
Children’s Choice Picture Book
The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith, illustrated by Katz Cowley (Scholastic, 2009)
Non-Fiction
E3 Call Home by Janet Hunt (Random House, 2009)
Children’s Choice Non-Fiction
Dear Allison edited by Simon Pollard (Penguin, 2009)
Honour Award
The Word Witch by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by David Elliot, and edited by Tessa Duder (HarperCollins, 2009)