NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults

The winners of the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults were announced in a virtual presentation on Wednesday 12 August.

And the winners are:

2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults winners

Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award 

Mophead, Selina Tusitala Marsh (Auckland University Press)

Picture Book Award 

Abigail and the Birth of the Sun - Matthew Cunningham, illustrated by Sarah Wilkins (Penguin Random House)

Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction 

Lizard's Tale, Weng Wai Chan (Text Publishing)

Young Adult Fiction Award 

Aspiring, Damien Wilkins (Annual Ink/Massey University Press)

Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction 

Mophead, Selina Tusitala Marsh (Auckland University Press)

Russell Clark Award for Illustration 

The Adventures of Tupaia, Courtney Sina Meredith, illustrated by Mat Tait (Allen & Unwin, in partnership with Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum)

Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for te reo Māori

Tio Tiamu, Kurahau, illustrated by Laya Mutton-Rogers (Huia Publishers)

Best First Book Award 

Michael Petherick for #Tumeke! (Annual Ink/Massey University Press)

The shortlist for the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young adults.

Picture Book Award

Picture Book Award 2020

Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction

Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction

Young Adult Fiction Award

Young Adult Fiction Award

Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction

Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction

Russell Clark Award for Illustration

Russell Clark Award for Illustration

Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for books written in te reo Māori

Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for books written in te reo Māori

Best First Book Award

Best First Book Award