Holiday Reading 2002

Selected Children's Book Awards

New Zealand

Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa Children's Book Awards

Announced 18 November.

New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards

Picture Book
Cowley, Joy Brodie, illustrated by Chris Mousdale
Junior Fiction
McKay, Sandy Recycled
Senior Fiction
Orwin, Joanna Owl
Davis, Lloyd Spencer The plight of the penguin
Book of the Year (Supreme Award)
Davis, Lloyd Spencer The plight of the penguin
Children's choice
Watson, Joy Grandpa's shorts
Best first book
Mousdale, Chris Brodie, written by Joy Cowley

United States of America

Newbery Medal
Park, Linda Sue A single shard

Caldecott Medal
Wiesner, David The three little pigs

Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards

Picture Book
Graham, Bob Let's get a pup!
Salisbury, Graham Lord of the deep
Partridge, Elizabeth This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie


Children's Book Council book of the year awards

Picture Book
Gleeson, Libby An ordinary day
Early Childhood
Graham, Bob Let's get a pup!
Younger readers
Heffernan, John My dog
Older readers
Hartnett, Sonya Forest
Eve Pownall Award for information books
Papunya School Papunya School book of country and history


Carnegie Medal

Pratchett, Terry The amazing Maurice and his educated rodents

Kate Greenaway Medal

Riddell, Chris Pirate diary: the journal of Jake Carpenter written by Richard Platt

Whitbread Award

Pullman, Philip The amber spyglass

Signal Poetry Award

Duffy, Carol Ann The oldest girl in the world

Guardian Award

Hartnett, Sonya Thursday's child

Smarties Prize (overall winner)

5 and Under Category
Anholt, Catherine and Laurence Chimp and Zoe
6 to 8 Years Category
Smith, Emily The shrimp
9 to 11 Years Category
Ibbotson, Eva Journey to the river sea


Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for illustration (Canadian Association of Children's Librarians)

Wolfe, Frances Where I live

Book of the Year for Children (Canadian Association of Children's Librarians)

Little, Jean Orphan at my door: the home child diary of Victoria Cope

Young Adult Book Award (Canadian Library Association)

Bell, William Stones