New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults – Non-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 Non-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 The Beginner's Guide to Hunting and FishingThe beginner’s guide to hunting + fishing Paul Adamson (Winner)

2013

100 amazing tales from Aotearoa Simon Morton and Riria Hotere (Winner)

2012

Nice day for a war: adventures of a Kiwi soldier in World War I Matt Elliott; illustrated by Chris Slane (Winner and Book of the Year)

2011

Cover of Zero HourZero Hour: The ANZACs on the western front Leon Davidson (Winner)

2010

E3 call home Janet Hunt (Winner)

2009

Cover of Back & BeyondBack & beyond: New Zealand painting for the young & curious Gregory O'Brien (Winner)

2008

Which New Zealand spider? Andrew Crowe (Winner)

2007

Cover of Illustrated History of the South PacificIllustrated history of the South Pacific Marcia Stenson (Winner and Book of the Year)

2006

Scarecrow Army: the ANZACs at Gallipoli Leon Davidson (Winner)

2005

Cover of Welcome to the South SeasWelcome to the South Seas Gregory O’Brien (Winner)

2004

A bird in the hand Janet Hunt (Winner)

2003

Cover of Weaving Earth and SkyWeaving earth and sky: myths & legends of Aotearoa Robert Sullivan; illustrated by Gavin Bishop (Winner)

2002

The plight of the penguin Lloyd Spencer Davis (Winner)

2001

Cover of The ZooThe zoo: meet the locals Colin Hogg (Winner)

2000

Te wao nui a Tāne Hirini Melbourne; illustrated by Te Maari Gardiner (Winner)

1999

The natural world of New Zealand Gerard Hutching (Winner)

1998

The know, sow and grow kids’ book of plants Diana Noonan and Keith Olsen (Winner)

1997

Picture book magic Chris Gaskin; photography by Denis Page (Winner)

Prior to 1997 - see Aim Non-Fiction Book