Past Winners

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year
The Boring Book by Vasanti Unka (Puffin Books, 2013)
Children’s Choice
The Three Bears … Sort Of by Yvonne Morrison, illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic, 2013)
Best First Book
A Necklace of Souls by R. L. Stedman (Harper Voyager, 2013)
Young Adult Fiction
Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox (Gecko Press, 2013)
Junior Fiction
Dunger by Joy Cowley (Gecko Press, 2013)
Picture Book
The Boring Book by Vasanti Unka (Puffin Books, 2013)
Non-Fiction
The Beginner’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing in New Zealand by Paula Adamson (Random House, 2013)
Māori Language Award
Taka Ki Ro Wai by Keri Kaa and Martin D. Page (Tania&Martin, 2013)
Honour Award
Bugs by Whiti Hereaka (Huia, 2013)