Congratulations to the winners of 2022 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults!

The 2022 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have just wrapped up and congratulations to all the winners!

Atua: Māori Gods and Legends, by Gavin Bishop (Puffin, Penguin Random House) cleaned up, winning the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award and $7,500; the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction and $7,500; and the Russell Clark Award for Illustration and $7,500.

I Waho, i te Moana, written by Yvonne Morrison, translated by Pānia Papa and illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Scholastic New Zealand), won the Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for te reo Māori and $7,500.

Lion Guards the Cake by Ruth Paul (Scholastic New Zealand) was the winner of the Picture Book Award and $7,500.

The Memory Thief, by Leonie Agnew (Penguin Random House NZ) won the Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Junior Fiction Award and $7,500.

And Learning to Love Blue by Saradha Koirala (Record Press) took the Young Adult Fiction Award and $7,500.

Find out more about these amazing works, and other winners, including the NZSA Best First Book Award plus $2,500, which goes to Sonya Wilson for her Fiordland eco-adventure Spark Hunter – Link HERE!

Big congratulations to all winners and finalists!

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