The award ceremony for the 2015 LIANZA Children and Young Adult Book Awards was held at the National Library in Wellington on Monday 15 June. The LIANZA Children and Young Adult Book Awards are awarded annually by LIANZA, the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa, for outstanding books for children and young people.
Congratulations to all the finalists and the winners! Here are the winners:
- Russell Clark Illustration Award Winner: Mrs Mo’s Monster by Paul Beavis – Gecko Press
- Elsie Locke Nonfiction Winner: Māori Art for Kids by Julie Noanoa and Norm Heke – Potton and Burton Publishing
- Te Kura Pounamu Winner: Kimihia by Te Mihinga Komene and Scott Pearson – Huia Publishers
- Librarians’ Choice Award Winner: I am Rebecca by Fleur Beale – Penguin Random House
- LIANZA Young Adult Fiction Winner: Night Vision by Ella West – Allen and Unwin
- Esther Glen Junior Fiction Award Winner: Conrad Cooper’s Last Stand by Leonie Agnew – Penguin
Grab a copy of these award-winning books at your library. To find out more about the LIANZA Children’s and Young Adult’s Book Awards check out our page on the awards.