New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults – Junior Fiction

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

The NZ Post Junior Fiction Award is one of seven awards sponsored by New Zealand Post. It is organised and administered 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.

2014

Cover of DungerDunger Joy Cowley (Winner)

2013

My brother’s war David Hill (Winner)

2012

Super Finn Leonie Agnew (Winner)

2011

Cover of Finnigan and the PiratesFinnigan and the pirates Sherryl Jordan (Winner)

2010

The Loblolly Boy James Norcliffe (Winner)

2009

Cover of Old DrumbleOld Drumble Jack Lasenby (Winner)

2008

Snake and Lizard Joy Cowley, illustrated by Gavin Bishop (Winner and Book of the Year)

2007

Cover of Thor's TaleThor’s tale: endurance and adventure in the Southern Ocean Janice Marriott (Winner)

2006

Hunter Joy Cowley (Winner)

2005

Cover of Aunt Effie and the Island that SankAunt Effie and the island that sank Jack Lasenby (Winner)

2004

Juggling with mandarins Vicky Jones (Winner)

2003

Cover of BuddyBuddy V. M. Jones (Winner)

2002

Recycled Sandy McKay (Winner)

2001

Cover of Shadrach GirlShadrach girl Joy Cowley (Winner)

2000

2Much4U Vince Ford (Winner)

1999

Cover of Starbright and the Dream EaterStarbright and the dream eater Joy Cowley (Winner)

1998

Ticket to the sky dance Joy Cowley (Winner)

1997

The battle of Pook Island Jack Lasenby (Winner)