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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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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
Published 1 January 2011 by HarperCollins
Interest Age 9-14 years
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The Bridge
  

The Bridge (Paperback)

By Higgins, Jane

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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 13-19 years
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Dirt Bomb
 

Dirt Bomb (Paperback)

By Beale, Fleur

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Jake's life is sweet. He's got no money and doesn't have a mobile, but he's got two best mates; Buzz and Robbie. Buzz is generous and doesn't mind buying stuff for his mates. Jake wouldn't change a thing. But then Robbie has the idea of the century: rescue the old wreck from the ...

ISBN 9781869795467
Published 1 May 2011 by Random House
Interest Age 10-14 years
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Super Finn
 

Super Finn (Paperback)

By Agnew, Leonie

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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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Yes
 

Yes (Paperback)

By Burnside, Deborah

Marty knows that when his mate Luke attempts to involve him in another crazy venture, it's futile to resist. This time it's the Young Enterprise Scheme. Luke believes it will make them rich and popular, and along the way will capture the heart of his elusive love. Reluctantly Mar ...

ISBN 9781869509255
Published 4 November 2011 by HarperCollins
Interest Age 12+ 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

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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

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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 21 February 2011 by Scholastic
Interest Age 2-6 years
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Calling the Gods
  

Calling the Gods (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Lasenby, Jack

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Banishment is the cruellest punishment, and Selene is being driven out unjustly by her own people. A story of violence, love and courage, of leadership and betrayal, a tale of a young woman's heroic persistence against impossible odds. First person recount. Suggested level: secon ...

ISBN 9781869509484
Published 7 October 2011 by HarperCollins
Interest Age 13-19 years
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Rahui
 

Rahui (Hardback, Maori language ed.)

By Szekely, Chris; Illustrated by Ross, Malcolm

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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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Waiting for Later
 

Waiting for Later (Hardback)

By Matthews, Tina

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Even though Nancy is big, one day she feels small. She asks her mum, brother, cousin, aunt and grandfather to play with her. They're all busy and reply, Later. So Nancy climbs a tree in her backyard to wait for later, and imagines playing the games her family doesn't have time fo ...

ISBN 9781921720055
Published 1 May 2011 by Walker Books Australia
Interest Age 3-6 years
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