2010 Awards

Winners 2010

The winners of the 2010 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards were announced at an Awards Ceremony in Auckland on Wednesday evening, 19 May 2010.  

Fluffy clouds and high flying pastel balloons as table centrepieces set the ‘power of the imagination’ theme for this year’s New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2010.

Children’s Commissioner, Dr John Angus was the keynote speaker for the awards, which saw 11 books take home titles. The full list of winners are...

NON-FICTION CATEGORY AWARD WINNER

E3 Call Home
Janet Hunt
Random House New Zealand
ISBN 978-1-86979-276-3 pb RRP $24.99
Target age 7+

JUNIOR FICTION CATEGORY AWARD WINNER

The Loblolly Boy
James Norcliffe
Longacre Press
ISBN 978-1-877460-25-8 pb RRP $19.99
Target age 10+

YOUNG ADULT FICTION CATEGORY AWARD WINNER

Blood of the Lamb: The Crossing
Mandy Hager
Random House New Zealand
ISBN 978-1-86979-150-6 pb RRP $19.99
Target age 13+

PICTURE BOOK CATEGORY AWARD WINNER

NEW ZEALAND POST CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2010

Old Hu-Hu
Kyle Mewburn & Rachel Driscoll
Scholastic New Zealand
ISBN 978-1-86943-897-5 hb RRP $29.99
Target age 4+

Hū-Hū Koroheke (Te reo edition)
translated by Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira
ISBN 978-1-86943-518-9 pb RRP$18.99

CHILDREN'S CHOICE AWARDS

CHILDREN'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER

The Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith & Katz Cowley
Scholastic New Zealand
ISBN 978-1-86943-926-2 pb RRP $24.99
Target age 2+

Children's Choice Non-fiction Category Winner

Dear Alison
Simon Pollard (editor)
Penguin NZ
ISBN 978-0-14330-460-9 hb RRP $30.00
Target age 5+

Children's Choice Junior Fiction Category Winner

Friends: Snake and Lizard
Joy Cowley & Gavin Bishop
Gecko Press
ISBN 978-1-877467-26-4 hb RRP $ 29.99
ISBN 978-1-877467-25-7 pb RRP $19.99
Target age 6+

Children's Choice Young Adult Fiction Category Winner

Brainjack
Brian Falkner
Walker Books
ISBN 978-1-921150-95-1 pb RRP $19.99
Target age 12+

Children's Choice Picture Book Category Winner

The Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith & Katz Cowley
Scholastic New Zealand
ISBN 978-1-86943-926-2 pb RRP $24.99
Target age 2+

HONOUR AWARD RECIPIENT

The Word Witch
Margaret Mahy & David Elliot, edited by Tessa Duder
HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 978-1-86950-707-7 hb RRP $44.99
Target age 6+

 

BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD WINNER

The Bone Tiki
David Hair
HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 978-1-86950-734-3 pb RRP $19.99
Target age 12+

Download the 2010 Judges' Report here.

2010 Awards Ceremony - Dr John Angus' speech

While its authors, illustrators and publishers that are stage centre at the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, at the end of the day it’s all about the kids. That’s why we were delighted that Children’s Commissioner, Dr John Angus was able to be the keynote speaker at the Awards in Auckland.

2010 Awards Ceremony according to Fifi

On her blog, 'Fifi verses the World', Fifi Colston (past judge) has given a lovely account of the Awards Ceremony:

Judges' Report 2010

2010 Ceremony: an affair with flair and the warmth of community

New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards Ceremony 2010

Fluffy clouds and high flying pastel balloons as table centrepieces set the ‘power of the imagination’ theme for this year’s New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2010. It was an elegant setting with guests sitting around tables, but as always the warmth of the children’s literature community gave the event a friendly atmosphere.

2010 Judges

Packing for the holidays has an extra dimension for the three judges of this year’s New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.

2009 Judges

Judges for the New Zealand Post Book Awards are selected from nominations put forward by a range of literary and book trade organisations with an interest in children's literature. Wherever possible one of the judges will be a practising writer.