New Zealand Book Awards Winners

The 2019 winners of the New Zealand Books Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced. Here are the winners:

MARGARET MAHY BOOK OF THE YEAR and PICTURE BOOK AWARD

The Bomb

The Bomb by Sacha Cotter, illustrated by Josh Morgan

 

WRIGHT FAMILY FOUNDATION ESTHER GLEN AWARD FOR JUNIOR FICTION

The Dog Runner

The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble

 

YOUNG ADULT FICTION AWARD

Legacy

Legacy by Whiti Hereaka

 

ELSIE LOCKE AWARD FOR NON-FICTION and BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD

Front Cover

Art-tastic by Sarah Pepperle

 

RUSSELL CLARK AWARD FOR ILLUSTRATION

Puffin the Architect

Puffin the Architect by Kimberly Andrews

 

THE WRIGHT FAMILY FOUNDATION TE KURA POUNAMU AWARD 

Te Haka a Tanerore (Te Reo Maori edition)

Te Haka a Tānerore by Reina Kahukiwa, illustrated by Robyn Kahukiwa, translated by Kiwa Hammond

 

This Week’s Tweets

Here are the items I shared on Twitter this week:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Alicia Silverstone and Mark Feuerstein to Star in Netflix’s Baby-Sitters Club Series | TV Guide buff.ly/2YSqDcw #kidlit
Get a first look at Holly Black’s original Maleficent novel – https://t.co/AIaH3Q4uo3?amp=1

Jia Tolentino Wants You to Read Children’s Books – https://t.co/zd1gnKYTkU?amp=1

Local artist cages “Make Way for Ducklings” Statue to Protest Child Detention Centers – https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2019/08/02/local-artist-cages-make-way-for-ducklings-statue-to-protest-child-detention-centers

LIBRARIES

Libraries are fighting to preserve your right to borrow e-books: https://t.co/isZZsICQBt?amp=1

Northwest Iowa Man Ordered To Pay Fine For Burning LGBTQ Library Books buff.ly/2ZRN9E1 #libraries #Censorship

READING

How to Read More Books in the Golden Age of Content buff.ly/2ZE4YWW #Reading

YA LIT

B&N Teen Blog – New Releases: Demons, Witches, and Ziggy Stardust – https://t.co/30uJApTKdO?amp=1

Lucasfilm’s first non-Star Wars or Indiana Jones film in years is a Children of Blood and Bone adaptation: on.io9.com/4zgHFNE

On the History (and Future) of YA and Speculative Fiction by Black Women – https://t.co/JncKmsRzHd?amp=1