Past Winners

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

New Zealand Post Children’s Book of the Year
Nice Day for a War by Matt Elliott, illustrated by Chris Slane (HarperCollins, 2011)
Children’s Choice
The Cat’s Pyjamas by Catherine Foreman (Scholastic, 2011)
Best First Book
Super Finn by Leonie Agnew (Scholastic, 2011)
Young Adult Fiction
Calling the Gods by Jack Lasenby (HarperCollins, 2011)
Young Adult Fiction Honour Award
The Bridge by Jane Higgins (Text, 2011)
Junior Fiction
Super Finn by Leonie Agnew (Scholastic, 2011)
Junior Fiction Honour Award
The Travelling Restaurant by Barbara Else (Gecko Press, 2011)
Picture Book
Rāhui (Māori version) by Chris Szekely, translated by Brian Morris, illustrated by Malcolm Ross (Huia, 2011)
Picture Book
Rāhui (English version) by Chris Szekely, illustrated by Malcolm Ross (Huia, 2011)
Picture Book Honour Award
Shaolin Burning by Ant Sang (HarperCollins, 2011)
Non-Fiction
Nice Day for a War by Matt Elliott, illustrated by Chris Slane (HarperCollins, 2011)
Non-Fiction Honour Award
Digging Up the Past: Archaeology For the Young and Curious by David Veart (Auckland University Press, 2011)