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LIANZA Children’s Book Awards Winners 2013 – New Zealand’s best children’s books

August 6, 2013

Encompassing New Zealand’s longest running book prize, the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa Children’s Book Awards celebrate excellence in children’s books by New Zealand authors, and illustrators, and are uniquely judged by a panel of librarians, showcasing the knowledge and expertise of the library and information profession.

2013 LIANZA Children’s Book Awards Winners

LIANZA Junior Fiction Award – Esther Glen Medal For the most distinguished contribution to literature for children aged 0-15.

  • Red Rocks by Rachael King, (Random House New Zealand) : a story in which the rugged South Coast of Wellington comes alive to the reader in a riveting adventure rich in mythical lore.

LIANZA Young Adult Fiction Award For the distinguished contribution to literature for children and young adults aged 13 years and above.

  • The Nature of Ash by Mandy Hager, (Random House New Zealand)

LIANZA Illustration Award – Russell Clark Award For the most distinguished illustrations in a children’s book.

  • A Great Cake by Tina Matthews, (Walker Books Australia)

LIANZA Non Fiction Award – Elsie Locke Medal For a work that is considered to be a distinguished contribution to non-fiction for young people.

  • At the Beach: Explore & Discover the New Zealand Seashore by Ned Barraud and Gillian Candler, (Craig Potton Publishing)

LIANZA Librarians’ Choice Award 2013 Awarded to the most popular finalist across all awards, as judged by professional librarians of LIANZA.

  • My Brother’s War by David Hill, (Penguin NZ)

Te Kura Pounamu (te reo Māori) Awarded to the author of a work, written in Te Reo Māori, which makes a distinguished contribution to literature for children or young people.

  • Ko Meru by Kyle Mewburn, translated by Ngaere Roberts, illustrated by Ali Teo and John O’Reilly (Scholastic)

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