New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults – Margaret Mahy Book of the Year

Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.

The New Zealand Post Book of the Year Award is one of seven awards sponsored by New Zealand Post. It is organised and managed by Booksellers New Zealand and supported by Creative New Zealand and Book Tokens (NZ) Ltd. Prior to 1997, the awards were known as the AIM Children’s Book Awards.

In 2013 the New Zealand Post Book of the Year was renamed the New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year award, to commemorate Margaret Mahy who died in 2012.

2014

Cover of The Boring BookThe boring book
Vasanti Unka (Picture Book category winner)

2013

Into the river
Ted Dawe (Young Adult Fiction category winner)

2012

Cover of Nice Day for a WarNice day for a war
Matt Elliot; illustrated by Chris Sloane (Non Fiction category winner)

2011

The moon & farmer McPhee
Margaret Mahy and David Elliot (Picture Book category winner)

2010

Old Hu-Hu
Kyle Mewburn and Rachel Driscoll (Picture Book category winner)
Cover: Old Hu-HuHū Hū Koroheke
(Te Reo edition) translated by Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira

2009

The 10pm question
Kate de Goldi (Young Adult Fiction category winner)

2008

Snake and Lizard
Joy Cowley; illustrated by Gavin Bishop (Junior Fiction category winner)

2007

Illustrated history of the South Pacific
Marcia Stenson (Non Fiction category winner)

2006

Cover: HunterHunter
Joy Cowley (Junior Fiction category winner)

2005

Clubs: a Lolly Leopold story
Kate De Goldi; illustrated by Jacqui Colley (Picture Book category winner)

2004

Bird in the hand: keeping New Zealand wildlife safe
Janet Hunt (Non Fiction category winner)

2003

Weaving earth and sky: myths & legends of Aotearoa
Robert Sullivan; illustrated by Gavin Bishop (Non Fiction category winner)

2002

Cover: The Plight of the PenguinThe plight of the penguin
Lloyd Spencer Davis (Non Fiction category winner)

2001

Voyage with Jason
Ken Catran (Senior Fiction category winner)

2000

The house that Jack built
Gavin Bishop (Picture Book category winner)

1999

A summery Saturday morning
Margaret Mahy; illustrated by Selina Young (Picture Book category winner)

1998

Dare truth or promise
Paula Boock (Senior Fiction category winner)

1997

The bantam and the soldier
Jennifer Beck; illustrated by Robyn Belton (Picture Book category winner)

Prior to 1997 - see Aim Book of the Year