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The LIANZA Children's Book Awards 2015 Finalists

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Photo by Archives New Zealand

We are delighted to announce these incredible finalists for our LIANZA Children's Book Awards:


Librarian's Choice Award Finalists




Russell Clark Illustration Award Finalists


LIANZA Young Adult Finalists


Elsie Locke Nonfiction Finalists

  • The Book of Hat by Harriet Rowland – Makaro Press

  • A New Zealand Nature Journal by Sandra Morris – Walker Books

  • Maori Art for Kids by Julie Noanoa and Norm Heke - Potton and Burton Publishing

  • Mōtītī Blue and the Oil Spill: A Story from the Rena Disaster by Debbie McCauley – Mauao Publishing

  • New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame: 25 Kiwi Champions by Maria Gill and Marco Ivancic – New Holland


Esther Glen Junior Fiction Finalists

  • Monkey Boy by Donovan Bixley – Scholastic

  • The Volume of Possible Endings (A Tale of Fontania) by Barbara Else – Gecko

  • Conrad Cooper's Last Stand by Leonie Agnew - Penguin

  • Trouble in Time by Adele Broadbent – Scholastic

  • Letterbox Cat by Paula Green – Scholastic


Te Kura Pounamu (Te Reo Māori) Finalists

  • Ngā Kī by Sacha Cotter, Josh Morgan and Kawata Teepa - Huia

  • Hui E! by various authors - Huia

  • Tūtewehi by Fred Te Maro - Huia

  • Kimihia by Te Mihinga Komene and Scott Pearson - Huia

  • An early Te Reo Reading Book Series by Carolyn Collis - Summer Rose Books

Congratulations to all of the publishing houses, authors, and illustrators!

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