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New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2012

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

  • 2012 Book of the Year: Nice Day for a War
  • Picture Book: Rahui (English) and Rahui (Maori Edition)
  • Junior Fiction: Super Finn
  • Young Adult Fiction: Calling the Gods
  • Non-fiction: Zero Hour: Nice Day for a War
  • Best First Book Award: Super Finn
  • Honour Award Picture Book: Shaolin Burning
  • Honour Award Non-fiction: Digging Up the Past
  • Honour Award Junior Fiction: The Travelling Restaurant
  • Honour Award Young Adult Fiction: The Bridge

  • Children's Choice Picture Book: The Cat’s Pyjamas

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The Bridge
  

The Bridge (Paperback)

By Higgins, Jane

  • RRP: $26.00
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Winner of the 2010 Text Prize, The Bridge is a gritty adventure set in a future world where fear of outsiders pervades everything. A heart-stopping novel about friendship, identity and courage from an exciting new voice in young-adult fiction.

ISBN 9781921758331
Published 1 August 2011 by Text Publishing Co
Interest Age 13-20 years
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Rahui
 

Rahui (Hardback, Maori language ed.)

By Szekely, Chris; Illustrated by Ross, Malcolm

  • RRP: $20.00
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Maori language edition. This picture book is about cousins' holidays in a rural Maori community having adventures and fun together - playing in the bush, riding horses, fishing, eeling and swimming at the beach. During the holiday, a death leads to a rahui being placed on the bea ...

ISBN 9781869694715
Published 30 September 2011 by Huia Publishers
Interest Age 7-10 years
Language (Maori)
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The Travelling Restaurant
 

The Travelling Restaurant (Paperback)

By Else, Barbara

  • RRP: $24.99
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When 12 year old Jasper Ludlow's parents flee the city, he gets left behind and finds refuge on The Travelling Restaurant, a sailing ship captained by old Dr Rocket and crewed by feisty Polly. Jasper faces challenges, adventures, storms and hungry pirates. Should he go in search ...

ISBN 9781877467776
Published 4 January 2011 by Gecko Press
Interest Age 2-6 years
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The Flytrap Snaps
 

The Flytrap Snaps (Paperback)

By Knox, Johanna; Illustrated by Malcolm, Sabrina

  • RRP: $22.00
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In Filmington, a fictional movie-industry town, 12-year-old Spencer Fogle stumbles on a criminal plot being hatched by the richest man in town, venture capitalist and ex-child-star, Jimmy Jangle. Exactly what is Jangle planning? All Spencer knows is that it involves genetically m ...

ISBN 9780473179960
Published 1 January 2011 by Hinterlands
Interest Age 4-12 years
Series Fly Papers
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Stomp!
 

Stomp! (Paperback)

By Paul, Ruth

A dinosaur follow-the-leader story! Follow Ruth Pauls colourful dinosaurs as they HOP, STOMP and ROAR their way through the pages of this beautifully illustrated book. On the outward journey the largest dinosaur leads, until they can go no further then on the way back, its baby d ...

ISBN 9781775430056
Published 1 October 2011 by Scholastic
Interest Age 2-5 years
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Digging Up the Past: Archaeology for the Young and Curious
 

Digging Up the Past: Archaeology for the Young and Curious (Hardback)

By Veart, David

  • RRP: $39.99
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"Introduces young and curious readers to the story of New Zealand, from Pacific voyagers to contemporary crime scenes, that archaeologists have discovered. Along the way, readers will learn about what archaeologists actually do, from digging up shell middens to testing ancient DN ...

ISBN 9781869404659
Published 4 November 2011 by Auckland University Press
Interest Age 4-12 years
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The Cat's Pyjamas
 

The Cat's Pyjamas (Paperback)

Illustrated by Foreman, Catherine

Meet Cat ... and his colourful collection of pyjamas. One pair for each night of the week. When he wears his space pyjamas, he dreams of Saturn, Mars and shooting stars, when he wears his road pyjamas, he dreams of big red rigs and diggers that dig ... but what will happen when h ...

ISBN 9781869439798
Published 1 May 2011 by Scholastic
Interest Age 2-6 years
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Super Finn
 

Super Finn (Paperback)

By Agnew, Leonie

  • RRP: $19.50
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Can Finn use his superpowers to help save his World Vision sponsored child? Sometimes, despite the best intentions, things don't always work out as planned. Join the hilarity as the boys' money-making scheme comes unravelled. Look out, world ... here comes Super Finn!

ISBN 9781869439996
Published 21 February 2011 by Scholastic
Interest Age 4-12 years
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Shaolin Burning: A Graphic Novel
   

Shaolin Burning: A Graphic Novel (Paperback)

By Sang, Ant

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Shaolin Burning is a graphic novel about two very different kung-fu fighters, whose lives intersect as they are offered self-discovery through the wisdom of martial arts, in a masterful interweaving of kung-fu myths and legends.

ISBN 9781869508135
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781869504595
Published 1 February 2011 by HarperCollins
Interest Age Young Adults
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Just Jack
 

Just Jack (Paperback)

By Broadbent, Adele

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Wee Jack Baines is tired of living in his brother's shadow. Unlike his brother Robert, Jack is no good at sports or rabbit-shooting, and is not popular at school. Luckily for him, though, his Uncle Onslow notices that, as well as being short, Jack has a gift with horses: perfect ...

ISBN 9781869508869
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781869509804
Published 1 January 2011 by HarperCollins
Interest Age 9-14 years
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