2009 Awards

New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards Winners 2009

New Zealand Post Children's Book of the Year

The 10pm Question
Kate De Goldi
Longacre Press
ISBN 978-1-87746-020-3 pb, RRP $29.99
Target Age 13+

Children's Choice Award winner

The Were-Nana
by Melinda Szymanik and Sarah Nelisiwe Anderson
Scholastic New Zealand
ISBN 978-1-86943-869-2 pb, RRP $17.99
Target Age 4+

Young Adult Fiction winner

The 10pm Question
Kate De Goldi
Longacre Press
ISBN 978-1-87746-020-3 pb, RRP $29.99
Target Age 13+

Junior Fiction category winner

Old Drumble
by Jack Lasenby
HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 978-1-86950-674-2 pb, RRP $16.99
Target Age 9+

Non-Fiction Category winner

Back & Beyond: New Zealand Painting for the Young & Curious 
by Gregory O’Brien
Auckland University Press
ISBN 978-1-86940-404-8, hb, RRP $34.99
Target Age 8+

Picture Book category winner

Roadworks 
by Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock
Walker Books
ISBN 978-1-92115-016-6 hb, RRP $29.99
Target Age 3+

Honour Award

Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig
by Diana Neild, Philip Webb
Scholastic New Zealand
ISBN 978-1-86943-874-6 pb, RRP $17.99
Target Age 4+

Best First Book Award

Violence 101
by Denis Wright
Puffin
ISBN 978-0-14330-403-6 pb, RRP $18.95
Target Age 13+

2009 Finalist Books

Picture Book Finalists

Judges' Report 2009

For the judges of this year’s awards the sound of an engine idling on the driveway signalled the arrival of a courier‐delivered package of New Zealand books – and the start of a summer of reading for the 2009 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

There were more than 130 books, many with a colourful and intriguing cover, and strong production values.

Download the 2009 Judges' Report in full below.