AIM Children’s Book Awards - Non-Fiction
Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.
From 1997, the award became the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Award - Non-Fiction. Here the winner is presented for each year followed by the other finalists.
Aya’s Story Jenny Scown, photographs by Trish Gribben
- Joe’s Ruby, by Elsie Locke; illustrated by Gary Hebley [Honour Award]
- Many happy returns; a review of recycling, written and photographed by Brian Enting
- Nonu, by Epi Swan; photographed by Justine Lord
- Samantha’s story, by Trish Gribben; photographed by Jenny Scown (My sea is the Pacific series).
Which Native Forest Plant? Andrew Crowe
- Discovering New Zealand birds, written and illustrated by Sandra Morris
- Free fall, as told to Pat Quinn by Kathy Basalaj; illustrated by Phillip Paea; photographed by Martin de Ryter
- The life cycle of the praying mantis, written and illustrated by Betty Brownlie [Honour Book].
- Which native fern?: a simple guide to the identification of New Zealand native ferns, by Andrew Crowe; illustrated by Sandra Parkkali
Old blue: the rarest bird in the world Mary Taylor
- Beneath southern skies: New Zealand children’s book authors & illustrators, by Tom Fitzgibbon with Barbara Spiers
- The making of Alex the movie, by Tessa Duder; photographed by Gil Hanly and Ken George
- Sailing with New Zealand Endeavour, by Pat Quinn; illustrated by Ann Skelly; foreword by Grant Dalton
- Stretch, bend and boggle, by Brian Stokes; illustrated by Carolyn Smith [Honour Award]
Picture magic Chris Gaskin
- Abel Tasman: in search of the Great South Land, by Gordon Ell
- Dinosaurs of New Zealand, written and illustrated by Geoffrey J. Cox
- Earthkids: New Zealand conservation stories, activities and games, by Andrew Crowe; activity page illustrations by Sandra Parkkali and cartoon illustrations by Pauline Whimp
- The life cycle of the common frog, written and illustrated by Betty Brownlie
- The life cycle of the common sparrow, written and illustrated by Betty Brownlie
- The life cycle of the hedgehog, written and illustrated by Betty Brownlie
- The life cycle of the monarch butterfly, written and illustrated by Betty Brownlie
New Zealand Government Publishing Awards Children’s Book of the Year Award for Non-fiction
1987 - 1988
The story of New Zealand, by Judith Bassett, Keith Sinclair and Marcia Stensen