Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.
The New Zealand Book of the Year Award is organised and administered by the New Zealand Book Awards Trust. Until 2014 the awards were sponsored by NZ Post. Prior to 1997, the awards were known as the AIM Children’s Book Awards.
In 2013 the New Zealand Post Book of the Year was renamed the New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year award, to commemorate Margaret Mahy who died in 2012. It is now the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year.
See more New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults and other kids' literary prize winners.
Te Wehenga: The Separation of Ranginui and Papatūānuku Mat Tait (Allen & Unwin)
Winner of Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction
Charlie Tangaroa and the Creature from the Sea T K Roxborogh, published by Huia Publishers (Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction winner)
Snark illustrated and written by David Elliot (after Lewis Carroll), published by Otago University Press (Russell Clark Award for Illustration winner)
- Anzac heroes Maria Gill and illustrated by Marco Ivancic (Non-Fiction category winner)
- Singing home the whale Mandy Hager (Young Adult Fiction category winner)
- The boring book Vasanti Unka (Picture Book category winner)
- Into the river Ted Dawe (Young Adult Fiction category winner)
- Nice day for a war Matt Elliot; illustrated by Chris Sloane (Non Fiction category winner)
- The moon & farmer McPhee Margaret Mahy and David Elliot (Picture Book category winner)
- Old Hu-Hu Kyle Mewburn and Rachel Driscoll (Picture Book category winner)
- Hū Hū Koroheke(Te Reo edition) translated by Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira
- The 10pm question Kate de Goldi (Young Adult Fiction category winner)
- Snake and Lizard Joy Cowley; illustrated by Gavin Bishop (Junior Fiction category winner)
- Illustrated history of the South Pacific Marcia Stenson (Non Fiction category winner)
- Hunter Joy Cowley (Junior Fiction category winner)
- Clubs: a Lolly Leopold story Kate De Goldi; illustrated by Jacqui Colley (Picture Book category winner)
- Bird in the hand: keeping New Zealand wildlife safe Janet Hunt (Non Fiction category winner)
- Weaving earth and sky: myths & legends of Aotearoa Robert Sullivan; illustrated by Gavin Bishop (Non Fiction category winner)
- The plight of the penguin Lloyd Spencer Davis (Non Fiction category winner)
- Voyage with Jason Ken Catran (Senior Fiction category winner)
- The house that Jack built Gavin Bishop (Picture Book category winner)
- A summery Saturday morning Margaret Mahy; illustrated by Selina Young (Picture Book category winner)
- Dare truth or promise Paula Boock (Senior Fiction category winner)
- The bantam and the soldier Jennifer Beck; illustrated by Robyn Belton (Picture Book category winner)
Prior to 1997 - see Aim Book of the Year