Past Winners

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Margaret Mahy Book of the Year
Singing Home the Whale by Mandy Hager (Random House, 2014)
Best First Book
Māori Art for Kids by Julie Noanoa and Norm Heke (Craig Potton Publishing, 2014)
Young Adult
Singing Home the Whale by Mandy Hager (Random House, 2014)
Children’s Choice Young Adult Fiction
Night Vision by Ella West (Allen & Unwin, 2014)
Junior Fiction
Monkey Boy by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic, 2014)
Children’s Choice Junior Fiction
The Island of Lost Horses by Stacy Gregg (HarperCollins, 2014)
Picture Book
Jim’s Letters by Glyn Harper, illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Puffin Books, 2014)
Children’s Choice Picture Book
The Anzac Puppy by Peter Millett, illustrated by Trish Bowles (Scholastic, 2014)
Mōtītī Blue and the Oil Spill by Debbie McCauley (Mauao Publishing, 2014)
Children’s Choice Non-Fiction
The Letterbox Cat and other poems by Paula Green, illustrated by Myles Lawford (Scholastic, 2014)
Māori Language
Ngā Kī by Sacha Cotter and Joshua Morgan, translated by Kawata Teepa (Huia, 2014) (translation of Keys, a finalist in the Picture Book category)