The awards are given to the highest quality books in five genres published during 2018. This year saw more than 100 entries from New Zealand publishers and these were judged by an expert panels of authors, teachers, librarians, academics and parents.
A captivating and award-winning bedtime story by picture book creator Ruth Paul, with luminous illustrations, language evocative of the deep blue sea - and a big surprise when you turn out the lights.
Based on true events, a lively picture book about a sprightly granny who knits warm jumpers for little blue penguins after the oil spill following the wrecking of the Rena, with illustrations by the winner of the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award.
Meet Puffin, a clever architect who always creates the perfect home for her clients. But her newest clients are VERY hard to please!
Will Alex win the battle for life?
A stunning illustrated storybook for the girls of New Zealand with a powerful can-do message!
OH BOY is the perfect book to accompany our best-selling GO GIRL. Chock-full of stories about brilliant Kiwi men who followed their dreams and made the world a better place, it's an inspiring and essential storybook for children of all ages – grown-ups included!
Chilling and page-turning, this compelling novel crackles with political intrigue, fast-paced action and unexpected twists.
Learn Te Reo Maori with help from the mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends!
Cosy up with these fantastic new books, available now from your local bookseller.
The New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults awards are a unique celebration of the contribution New Zealand’s children’s authors and illustrators make to building national identity and cultural heritage. Here are the Penguin titles that are shortlisted for the 2019 awards.
World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment, here are some books to inspire kids to look after our beautiful environment.
Pink Shirt Day is a day to celebrate our differences and stand up to bullying. Here are some books to encourage a little kindness, and maybe to help start a conversation about this serious issue which affects one in four children.