2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults

The winners of the 2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced. Here are the winners in each category:

MARGARET MAHY BOOK OF THE YEAR

Charlie Tangaroa and the Creature from the Sea

Charlie Tangaroa and the Creature from the Sea by T K Roxborough

PICTURE BOOK AWARD

Kowhai and the Giants

Kōwhai and the Giants by Kate Parker

WRIGHT FAMILY FOUNDATION ESTHER GLEN AWARD FOR JUNIOR FICTION

Charlie Tangaroa and the Creature from the Sea

Charlie Tangaroa and the Creature from the Sea by T K Roxborough

YOUNG ADULT FICTION AWARD

The Pōrangi Boy

The Pōrangi Boy by Shilo Kino

ELSIE LOCKE AWARD FOR NON-FICTION

Egg and Spoon cover

Egg and Spoon: An Illustrated Cookbook by Alexandra Tylee, illustrated by Giselle Clarkson

RUSSELL CLARK AWARD FOR ILLUSTRATION

Hare and Ruru

Hare & Ruru: A Quiet Moment by Laura Shallcross

WRIGHT FAMILY FOUNDATION TE KURA POUNAMU AWARD FOR TE REO MAORI

Ngake me Whātaitai

Ngake me Whātaitai by Ben Ngaia, illustrated by Laya Mutton-Rogers

BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD

Kowhai and the Giants

Kōwhai and the Giants by Kate Parker

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