2010 NZ Post Children's Book Awards Finalists

The finalists for the 2010 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards have been announced!

Click below for more information on each finalist title.


Cowshed Christmas
Gavin Bishop & Joy Cowley
Random House New Zealand
ISBN 978-1-86979-073-8 pb RRP $24.99
Target age 3+

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

Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig Goes to Dad’s Cafe
Diana Neild & Philip Webb
Scholastic New Zealand
ISBN 978-1-86943-910-1 pb RRP $18.99
Target age 3+
The Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith & Katz Cowley
Scholastic New Zealand
ISBN 978-1-86943-926-2 pb RRP $24.99
Target age 2+
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+


Ben & Mark: Boys of the High Country
Christine Fernyhough & John Bougen
Random House New Zealand
ISBN 978-1-86979-068-4 pb RRP $36.99
Target age 8+
Dear Alison
Simon Pollard (editor)
Penguin NZ
ISBN 978-0-14330-460-9 hb RRP $30.00
Target age 5+
  E3 Call Home
Janet Hunt
Random House New Zealand
ISBN 978-1-86979-276-3 pb RRP $24.99
Target age 7+
Maria Gill & Heather Arnold
Puffin Books
ISBN 978-0-14350-334-7 pb RRP $19.95
Target age 8+
Willie Apiata, VC: The Reluctant Hero
Paul Little & John Lockyer
Puffin Books
ISBN 978-0-14330-457-9 pb RRP $25.00
Target age 10+


Cry of the Taniwha
Des Hunt
HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 978-1-86950-731-2 pb RRP $18.99
Target age 9+
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+
The Loblolly Boy
James Norcliffe
Longacre Press
ISBN 978-1-877460-25-8 pb RRP $19.99
Target age 10+
My Story: The Mine’s Afire!
Susan Battye & Thelma Eakin
Scholastic New Zealand
ISBN 978-1-86943-887-6 pb RRP $17.99
Target age 10+
Raymond Huber
Walker Books
ISBN 978-1-921150-89-0 pb RRP $16.99
Target age 8+


Banquo’s Son
T.K. Roxborogh
Penguin NZ
ISBN 978-0-14320-249-3 pb RRP $37.00
Target age 12+
The Beginner’s Guide to Living
Lia Hills
Text Publishing
ISBN 978-1-921520-07-5 pb RRP $25.00
Target age 14+
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+
Brian Falkner
Walker Books
ISBN 978-1-921150-95-1 pb RRP $19.99
Target age 12+
End of the Alphabet
Fleur Beale
Random House New Zealand
ISBN 978-1-86979-070-7 pb RRP $19.99
Target age 12+

Winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony in Auckland on 19 May 2010.