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New Zealand Post Book Awards have been announced

March 4, 2009


The finalists for the New Zealand Post Book Awards have been announced. Winners will be announced on May 20 at the Auckland Museum.


Picture Book

Duck’s Stuck! by Kyle Mewburn, illustrated by Ali Teo and John O’Reilly.

Every Second Friday, by Kiri Lightfoot, illustrated by Ben Galbraith

Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig, by Diana Neild, illustrated by Philip Webb

Roadworks, by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock

The Were-nana, by Melinda Szymanki, illustrated by Sarah Nelisiwe Anderson


Back and Beyond: New Zealand Painting for the Young and Curious, by Gregory O’Brien

The Crafting of Narnia: The Art, Creatures, and Weapons from Weta Workshop, by Paul Tobin and Daniel Falconer

High-Tech Legs on Everest, by Mark Inglis with Sarah Ell

Juicy Writing: Inspiration and Techniques for Young Writers, by Brigid Lowry

Piano Rock: A 1950s Childhood, by Gavin Bishop

Junior Fiction

Chicken Feathers, by Joy Cowley, illustrated by David Elliot

Enemy at the Gate, by Philippa Werry

Five (and a bit) Days in the Life of Ozzie Kingsford, by Val Bird, illustrated by Rebecca Cundy

Old Drumble, by Jack Lasenby

Payback, by Michelle Kelly

Young Adult Fiction

The 10pm Question, by Kate de Goldi

Chronicles of Stone 1, Scorched Bone, by Vincent Ford

Gool, by Maurice Gee

Juno of Taris, by Fleur Beale

The Tomorrow Code, by Brian Falkner



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