1998 Awards

Winners and Finalists 1998

Book of the Year
Dare Truth or Promise, Paula Boock (Longacre Press)

Best First Book
Trapped, Judy Knox (Scholastic)

Children's Choice Award
Alphabet Apartments, Lesley Moyes (Mallinson Rendel)

Senior Fiction
Dare Truth or Promise, Paula Boock (Longacre Press)

Junior Fiction
Ticket to the Sky Dance, Joy Cowley (Penguin)

Picture Book
Alphabet Apartments, Lesley Moyes (Mallinson Rendel)

Non Fiction
The Know, Sow & Grow Kids' Book of Plants, Diana Noonan & Keith Olsen (Bridge Hill Publishing)

Finalists

  • Dare Truth or Promise, Paula Boock (Longacre Press)
  • Love, Charlie Mike, Kate De Goldi (Penguin Books)
  • Because We Were The Travellers, Jack Lasenby (Longacre Press)
  • Summer of Shadows, Iona McNaughton (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • The Whole of the Moon, Duncan Stuart (Longacre Press)
  • The Shearwater Bell, Margaret Beames (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • The Dragonslayer's Apprentice, David Calder (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Ticket to the Sky Dance, Joy Cowley (Penguin Books)
  • Fat, Four-eyed and Useless, David Hill (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Trapped, Judy Knox (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Hairy Maclary, Sit, Lynley Dodd (Mallinson Rendel)
  • Alphabet Apartments, Lesley Moyes (Mallinson Rendel)
  • Tane Steals the Show/ Tane Te Whetu o te Ra, Lino Nelisi & Gus Hunter (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • The Sandman/ He Tangata Kirikiri, Esther Tamehana & Kerry Gemmill (Huia Publishers)
  • Midnight at the Museum, Richard & Pamela Wolfe (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Hoki: The Story of a Kakapo, Gideon Climo & Alison Ballance & Jo Ogier (Godwit)
  • The Life-size Guide to Native Trees, Andrew Crowe (Penguin Books)
  • The Know, Sow & Grow Kids' Book of Plants, Diana Noonan & Keith Olsen (Bridge Hill Publishing)
  • What's on the Beach, Glenys Stace, Jenny & Tony Enderby (Penguin Books)
  • Emperors of the Ice, Kim Westerskov (Omnibus Books)