1999 Awards

Winners and Finalists 1999

Book of the Year
A Summery Saturday Morning, Margaret Mahy (Penguin)

Best First Book
Footsteps of the Gods, Hana Hiraina Erlbeck (Reed).

Children's Choice
The Life-Size Inflatable Whale, Gaelyn Gordon & John Tarlton (Scholastic)

Senior Fiction
Taur, Jack Lasenby (Longacre Press)

Junior Fiction
Starbright and the Dream Eater, Joy Cowley (Penguin)

Picture Book
A Summery Saturday Morning, Margaret Mahy (Penguin)

Non Fiction
The Natural World of New Zealand, Gerard Hutching (Penguin)

Finalists

  • Orchard Street, Maurice Gee (Penguin Books)
  • Dog Breath and Other Stories, Norman Bilbrough (Mallinson Rendel)
  • Taur, Jack Lasenby (Longacre Press)
  • I am not Esther, Fleur Beale (Longacre Press)
  • Leaving One-Foot Island, Graeme Lay (Mallinson Rendel)
  • The Wild West Gang, Joy Cowley (HarperCollins)
  • Strange Tales from the Mall, Bob Kerr (Mallinson Rendel)
  • Starbright and the Dream Eater, Joy Cowley (Penguin Books)
  • Give It Hoops, David Hill (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Killer Moves, Denis Edwards (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • The Life-sized Inflatable Whale, Gaewyn Gordon & John Tarlton (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Hinepukohurangi, Hirini Melbourne & Manu Smith (Learning Media)
  • Te Tautoko 35, Katerina Mataira & Gus Hunter (Learning Media)
  • Slinki Malinki Catflaps, Lynley Dodd (Mallinson Rendel)
  • A Summery Saturday Morning, Margaret Mahy & Selina Young (Penguin Books)
  • The Natural World of New Zealand, Gerard Hutching (Penguin Books)
  • All Sorts of Trucks, Pauline Cartwright & Tim Hawkins (Bridge Hill Publishing)
  • The Naming of the Land, Ron Bacon & Manu Smith (Waiatarua Publishing)
  • Nature's Alphabet, Andrew Crowe & Dave Gunson (Penguin Books)
  • What's Around the Rocks, Glenys Stace & Jenny & Tony Enderby (Penguin Books)