2017 New Zealand Children and Young Adults Book Awards

The winners of the 2017 New Zealand Children and Young Adults Book Awards have been announced. Here are the various categories and the winning titles and authors:

MARGARET MAHY BOOK OF THE YEAR and RUSSELL CLARK AWARD FOR ILLUSTRATION

Snark: Being a True History of the Expedition That Discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock … and Its Tragic Aftermath

Snark: Being a true history of the expedition that discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock . . . and its tragic aftermath by David Elliot

COPYRIGHT LICENSING NZ AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT FICTION

The Severed Land

The Severed Land by Maurice Gee

PICTURE BOOK AWARD

That's Not a Hippopotamus

That’s Not a Hippopotamus! by Juliette MacIver, illustrated by Sarah Davis

ESTHER GLEN AWARD FOR JUNIOR FICTION

Bastion Point: 507 Days on Takaparawha (My NZ Story)

My New Zealand Story: Bastion Point by Tania Roxborogh

ELSIE LOCKE AWARD FOR NON-FICTION

Jack and Charlie: Boys of the Bush

Jack and Charlie: Boys of the Bush by Jack Marcotte and Josh James Marcotte

TE KURA POUNAMU AWARD FOR BEST BOOK IN TE REO MAORI

Te Kaihanga Māpere

Te Kaihanga Mapere by Sacha Cotter, translated by Kawata Teepa, illustrated by Josh Morgan

BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD

The Discombobulated Life of Summer Rain

The Discombobulated Life of Summer Rain by Julie Lamb