2003 Awards

Winners and Finalists 2003

Book of the Year
Weaving Earth and Sky: Myths and Legends of Aotearoa, Robert Sullivan and Gavin Bishop (Random House)

Children's Choice
Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms? Dawn McMillan, Bert Signal and Ross Kinnaird (Reed)

Best First Book
Buddy, V M Jones (HarperCollins)

Senior Fiction
Alchemy, Margaret Mahy (HarperCollins)

Junior Fiction
Buddy, V M Jones (HarperCollins)

Picture Book
Pigtails the Pirate, David Elliot (Random House)

Non Fiction
Weaving Earth and Sky:Myths and Legends of Aotearoa, Robert Sullivan and Gavin Bishop (Random House)

Finalists

  • Right Where It Hurts, David Hill (Mallinson Rendel)
  • Alchemy, Margaret Mahy (HarperCollins)
  • The Thin Line, Vivienne Joseph (Mallinson Rendel)
  • Tomorrow The Dark, Ken Catran (Lothian Books)
  • Letters from the Coffin-trenches, Ken Catran (Random House)
  • Buddy, VM Jones (HarperCollins)
  • A Friend in Paradise, Des Hunt (HarperCollins)
  • Something Weird About Mr Foster, Ken Catran (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • The Dragon's Apprentice, Linda McNabb (HarperCollins)
  • When the Kehua Calls, Kingi McKinnon (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Pigtails the Pirate, David Elliot (Random House)
  • The Christmas Caravan, Jennifer Beck & Robyn Belton (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • The Immigrants, Alan Bagnall & Sarah Wilkins (Mallinson Rendel)
  • Auntie Rosie & the Rabbit, Diana Noonan & Christine Ross (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Why do dogs sniff bottoms? Dawn McMillan, Bert Signal & Ross Kinnaird (Reed Publishing)
  • Which New Zealand Insect? Andrew Crowe (Penguin Books)
  • New Zealand Trees: The Kauri, Alina Arkins & Len Doel (Reed Publishing)
  • New Zealand Wild: The Shaping of New Zealand, Brian O'Flaherty (Reed Publishing)
  • Weaving Earth and Sky: Myths and Legends of Aotearoa, Robert Sullivan & Gavin Bishop (Random House)
  • Weta: A Knight in Shining Armor, Joy Cowley & Rod Morris (Scholastic New Zealand)