LIANZA Elsie Locke Non-Fiction Award

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The Elsie Locke Non-Fiction Award was established in 1986 to encourage the development of excellence in New Zealand non-fiction for young people. Originally the LIANZA Young People’s Non-Fiction Award, it was renamed the Elsie Locke Medal in 2002. This Award is given to the book that is considered to be the most distinguished contribution to non-fiction for young adults. The prize is awarded by the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa. In 2016, the award merged and is now the Non-fiction Elsie Locke Award.

See more LIANZA Children and Young Adult Book Awards and other kids' literary prize winners.

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LIANZA Young People’s Non-Fiction Award

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  • Winner: Paikea Robyn Kahukiwa
  • The Hector’s dolphin Jenny Jones; photography by Barbara Todd, Steve Dawson & Colin Monteath courtesy of WWF-NZ; illustrations by Alan Barnett; maps by Chris O’Brien
  • The hoiho Jenny Jones; photography supplied by G. S. Court (courtesy of WWF), Dean Schneider and the Otago Daily Times; illustrations by Alan Barnett; maps by Chris O’Brien
  • Te mātāwai: tuawha Hepora Young, Mange Tautari and Waaka Vercoe
  • Old Blue: the rarest bird in the world written and illustrated by Mary Taylor
  • Slugs and snails Colin Walker; photographed by Paul Gay
  • The tuatara Jenny Jones; photography by Alison Cree, Brett Robertson & Marcus Simons, courtesy of WWF-NZ; illustrations by Alan Barnett; maps by Chris O’Brien

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