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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 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 1 May 2011 by Scholastic
Interest Age 2-6 years
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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
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Published 1 January 2011 by HarperCollins
Interest Age 9-14 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

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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 DNA ...

ISBN 9781869404659
Published 4 November 2011 by Auckland University Press
Interest Age 4-12 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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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
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Published 1 February 2011 by HarperCollins
Interest Age Young Adults
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Sacrifice
  

Sacrifice (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Orwin, Joanna

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Several generations after volcanic eruptions and tsunamis caused the onset of the Dark, the descendants of the few survivors are struggling to maintain their tenuous communities in swamplands at the far northern end of New Zealand. A gripping quest that pushes the boundaries of e ...

ISBN 9781869509125
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Published 6 May 2011 by HarperCollins
Interest Age 13-19 years
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Yes
 

Yes (Paperback)

By Burnside, Deborah

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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
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Published 4 November 2011 by HarperCollins
Interest Age 12-15 years
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Calling the Gods
  

Calling the Gods (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Lasenby, Jack

  • RRP: $19.99
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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
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Published 7 October 2011 by HarperCollins
Interest Age 13-19 years
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