2008 Awards

Winners and Finalists 2008

Book of the Year
Snake and Lizard, Joy Cowley & Gavin Bishop (Gecko Press)

Best First Book
Out of the Egg, Tina Matthews (Walker Books)

Children's Choice
The King’s Bubbles, Ruth Paul (Scholastic New Zealand)

Young Adult Fiction Winner
Salt, Maurice Gee (Penguin)

Honour Award
The Sea-wreck Stranger, Anna Mackenzie (Longacre Press)

Junior Fiction Winner
Snake and Lizard, Joy Cowley & Gavin Bishop (Gecko Press)

Picture Book Winner
Tahi – One Lucky Kiwi, Melanie Drewery, Ali Teo & John O’Reilly (Random House)

 Honour Award
To the Harbour, Stanley Palmer (Lopdell House Gallery)

Non-fiction Winner
Which New Zealand Spider? Andrew Crowe (Penguin)

Honour Award
Reaching the Summit, Alexa Johnston & David Larsen (Penguin)

Finalists

  • Salt, Maurice Gee (Penguin)
  • The Sea-wreck Stranger, Anna Mackenzie (Longacre Press)
  • Tomorrow All Will Be Beautiful, Brigid Lowry (Allen & Unwin)
  • The Transformation of Minna Hargreaves, Fleur Beale (Random House)
  • Zillah, Penelope Todd (Longacre Press)
  • Dead Dan's Dee, Phyllis Johnston (Longacre Press)
  • The Dumpster Saga, Craig Harrison (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • The Mad Tadpole Adventure, Melanie Drewery & Jenny Cooper (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • My Story: Sitting on the Fence, Bill Nagelkerke (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Snake and Lizard, Joy Cowley & Gavin Bishop (Gecko Press)
  • The King’s Bubbles, Ruth Paul, (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Out of the Egg, Tina Matthews (Walker Books)
  • Rats! Gavin Bishop (Random House)
  • Tahi – One Lucky Kiwi, Melanie Drewery, Ali Teo & John O’Reilly (Random House)
  • To the Harbour, Stanley Palmer (Lopdell House Gallery)
  • A Mini Guide to the Identification of New Zealand Land Birds, Andrew Crowe & Dave Gunson (Penguin)
  • Reaching the Summit, Alexa Johnston & David Larsen (Penguin)
  • Weather Watch New Zealand, Sandra Carrod, Karsten Schneider & Richard Gunther (Reed New Zealand)
  • What is a fish? Feana Tu'akoi (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Which New Zealand Spider? Andrew Crowe (Penguin)