New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults – Russell Clark Award for Illustration

 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 Awards for Children and Young Adults are administered by the New Zealand Book Awards Trust. In 2016, this award began when the New Zealand Book Awards merged with the LIANZA  Awards - LIANZA Russell Clark Award.

See more New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults and other kids' literary prize winners.

2024 shortlist

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A Portrait of Leonardo written and illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Upstart Press) Winner

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  • CoverSnark illustrated and written by David Elliot (after Lewis Carroll), published by Otago University Press Winner (also winner of Margaret Mahy Book of the Year)
  • Fuzzy Doodle illustrated by Donovan Bixley, written by Melinda Szymanik, published by Scholastic NZ
  • Gladys Goes to War illustrated by Jenny Cooper, written by Glyn Harper, published by Penguin Random House (Puffin)
  • If I Was a Banana illustrated by Kieran Rynhart, written by Alexandra Tylee, published by Gecko Press
  • The Day the Costumes Stuck illustrated and written by Toby Morris, published by Beatnik Publishing


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