2014 New Zealand Children and Young Adult Book Awards Finalists

The finalists for the New Zealand Children and Young Adult Book Awards have been announced.  The entries were narrowed from a field of 120 down to five finalists in each of four categories.  Here are the finalists:



The Boring Book by Vasanti Unka

Machines and Me: Boats by Catherine Foreman


The Three Bears…Sort Of by Yvonne Morrison & Donovan Bixley

Toucan Can by Juliette MacIver & Sarah Davis

Watch Out, Snail! by Gay Hay & Margaret Tolland



 Anzac Day:the New Zealand story The Beginner's Guide to Hunting and Fishing in New Zealand, Paul Adamson “An Extraordinary Land” – Discoveries and Mysteries From Wild New Zealand.  An evening with Peter Hayden and Rod Morris

Anzac Day: The New Zealand Story by Philippa Werry

The Beginner’s Guide to Hunting & Fishing in New Zealand by Paul Adamson

An Extraordinary Land by Peter Hayden & Rod Morris

Flight of the Honey Bee 

Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber & Brian Lovelock

Wearable Wonders by Fifi Colston



Dunger Felix and the Red Rats cv_project_huia

Dunger by Joy Cowley

Felix and the Red Rats by James Norcliffe

Project Huia by Des Hunt

The Princess and the Foal A Winter's Day in 1939

The Princess and the Foal by Stacy Gregg

A Winter’s Day in 1939 by Melinda Szymanik



Bugs Mortal Fire A Necklace of Souls

Bugs by Whiti Hereaka

Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox

A Necklace of Souls by R L Stedman

Speed Freak When We Wake (When We Wake, #1)

Speed Freak by Fleur Beale

When We Wake by Karen Healey

2 thoughts on “2014 New Zealand Children and Young Adult Book Awards Finalists

  1. Did you hear that Prince George has been given the five picture book finalists, and he will be sent each year’s finalists from now on. (Moving up as he ages, of course!)


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