New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults – Best First Book

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 Best First Book Award is one of eight awards organised and administered by Booksellers New Zealand and supported by Creative New Zealand and Book Tokens (NZ) Ltd. Until 2014 the awards were sponsored by NZ Post. Prior to 1997, the awards were known as the AIM Children’s Book Awards.

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

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  • Brodie (Best First Book Illustrator) Joy Cowley; illustrated by Chris Mousdale

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  • No award

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Prior to 1997 - see Aim First Book

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