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The LIANZA Children's Book Awards 2015 WINNERS!

We had an amazing night at the National Library last night, celebrating our CBAS with over 150 people. The wine flowed while Hataitai students worked the room serving fresh Hell Pizza and LIANZA cupcakes. Here are the winners of the LIANZA 2015 CBAS!

Russell Clark Illustration Award Winner: Mrs Mo’s Monster by Paul Beavis– Gecko Press

Finalists:

•              Marmaduke Duck on the Wide Blue Seas by Sarah Davis – Scholastic

•              Jim’s Letters by Jenny Cooper – Penguin Random House

•              Have you seen a monster? by Raymond McGrath – Penguin Random House

•              So Many Wonderfuls by Tina Matthews – Walker Books

 

Elsie Locke Winner: Maori Art for Kids by Julie Noanoa and Norm Heke– Potton and Burton Publishing

Finalists:

•              The Book of Hat by Harriet Rowland – Makaro Press

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

•              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

 

Te Kura Pounamu Winner: Kimihia by Te Mihinga Komene and Scott Pearson – Huia Publishers

Finalists:

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

•              Hui E! by various authors – Huia Publishers

•              Tūtewehi by Fred Te Maro – Huia Publishers

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

 

Librarian’s Choice Award Winner: I am Rebecca by Fleur Beale – Penguin Random House

Finalists:

•              The Song of Kauri by Melinda Syzmanik - Scholastic

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

•              Monkey Boy by Donovan Bixley - Scholastic

•              Kimihia by Te Mihinga Komene and Scott Pearson – Huia Publishers

 

LIANZA YA Fiction Winner: Night Vision by Ella West – Allen and Unwin

Finalists:

•              I am Rebecca by Fleur Beale – Penguin Random House

•              The Red Suitcase by Jill Harris – Makaro Press

•              Singing Home the Whale by Mandy Hager – Penguin Random House

•              Recon Team Angel: Vengeance by Brian Falkner – Walker Books

 

Esther Glen Junior Fiction Award Winner: Conrad Cooper's Last Stand by Leonie Agnew – Penguin

Shortlist:

•              Monkey Boy by Donovan Bixley – Scholastic

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

•              Trouble in Time by Adele Broadbent – Scholastic

•              Letterbox Cat by Paula Green – Scholastic

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