Category: Awards

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

2017 Eisner Award Winners

The Eisner Awards were announced at Comic-Con this week. The awards are given to the best work in comics and graphic novels. Here are the winners in the youth categories or awards that went to books for children and teens:

BEST REALITY-BASED WORK

March: Book Three (March, #3)

March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

 

BEST PUBLICATION FOR EARLY READERS (Up to Age 8)

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea  (Narwhal and Jelly)

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clinton

 

BEST PUBLICATION FOR KIDS (Ages 9-12)

Ghosts

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

 

BEST PUBLICATION FOR TEENS

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Volume 1: Squirrel Power

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North and Erica Henderson

 

 

2017 South Asia Book Awards

The winners of the 2017 South Asia Book Awards for Children’s and Young Adult Literature have been announced. The awards are given to books that portray South Asia or South Asians living abroad. The awards include two honor books and four highly commended books:

WINNERS

25942978 What Elephants Know

Maya by Mahak Jain, illustrated by Elly MacKay

What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein

 

HONOR BOOKS

Book Uncle and Me A Long Pitch Home

Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami, illustrated by Julianna Swaney

A Long Pitch Home by Natalie Dias Lorenzi

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED BOOKS

28818768 One Half from the East

The Boy and the Bindi by Vivek Shraya, illustrated by Rajni Perera

One Half from the East by Nadia Hashimi

Rani Patel in Full Effect When Bholu Came Back (English)

Rani Patel in Full Effect by Sonia Patel

When Bholu Came Back by Kavitha Punniyamurthi, illustrated by Niloufer Wadia