NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
Children from Wellington and Lower Hutt share their take on the finalists in this year's awards.
NZ Children and Young Adults Book Awards 2015 - Young Adult
I Am Rebecca by Fleur Beale, reviewed by Nina; While We Run by Karen Healey, reviewed by Finn; Singing Home the Whale by Mandy Hager, reviewed by Evie; Recon Team Angel: Vengeance by Brian Falkner, reviewed by Gus; Night Vision by Ella West, reviewed by Mia.
NZ Children and Young Adults Book Awards 2015 - Junior Fiction
The Pirates and the Nightmaker by James Norcliffe, reviewed by Bruno; Conrad Cooper’s Last Stand by Leonie Agnew, reviewed by Charlotte; Monkey Boy by Donovan Bixley, reviewed by Henry; The Island of Lost Horses by Stacy Gregg, reviewed by Ana; and Dragon Knight: Fire! by Kyle Mewburn and Donovan Bixley, reviewed by Sebastian.
NZ Children Book Awards - Māori and picture book
Hoiho Paku by Stephanie Thatcher; Ngā Ki by Sacha Cotter and Joshua Morgan; Construction by Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock; I Am Not a Worm by Scott Tulloch; Jim's Letters by Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper; Keys by Sacha Cotter and Joshua Morgan; Little Red Riding Hood... Not Quite by Yvonne Morrison and Donovan Bixley. Reviewed by Pania, Matt, Chloe, Isobel and Louis, Pania, Kahu.
NZ Children and Young Adult Book Awards 2015 - Non-fiction
Ghoulish Get-Ups: How to Create Your Own Freaky Costumes by Fifi Colston; Māori Art for Kids by Julie Noanoa and Norm Heke; Mōtītī Blue and the Oil Spill by Debbie McCauley; The Book of Hat by Harriet Rowland; Under the Ocean: explore & discover New Zealand's sea life by Gillian Candler and Ned Barraud. Reviewed by Emma, Kahu, Alex, Clare, and Oliver.