Past Winners

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year
Into the River by Ted Dawe (Mangakino University Press, 2012)
Children’s Choice
Melu by Kyle Mewburn, illustrated by Ali Teo and John O'Reilly (Scholastic, 2012)
Best First Book
Reach by Hugh Brown (HarperCollins, 2012)
Young Adult Fiction
Into the River by Ted Dawe (Mangakino University Press, 2012)
Junior Fiction
My Brother’s War by David Hill (Penguin, 2012)
Picture Book
Mister Whistler by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Gavin Bishop (Gecko Press, 2012)
Non-Fiction
100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa by Simon Morton and Riria Hotere (Te Papa Press, 2012)
Honour Award
The Queen and the Nobody Boy: A Tale of Fontania Series by Barbara Else (Gecko Press, 2012)