The finalists of the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced.
The awards celebrate the best books for young readers and are judged in six main categories; Picture Book, Junior Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Non-Fiction, Illustration, and Te Reo Māori. The winners of those categories will all compete to be named the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year. The judges will also present a Best First Book award to a previously unpublished author or illustrator from a shortlist of five titles.
To celebrate the finalists in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults we’re giving away a bumper prize pack containing all the finalist titles to one lucky winner. That’s 29 brand spanking new books to add to your shelf!
To enter, simply purchase one of the finalist titles and you’re automatically in the draw to win.
The prize pack includes a copy of each of the finalists and is worth over $600!
Books included in the prize are:
- Happy Birthday to Me!
- Puffin the Architect
- The Bomb
- Things in the Sea are Touching Me
- Who Stole the Rainbow
- Search for a Kiwi Killer
- The Dog Runner
- The Mapmaker's Race
- The Telegram
- Whetu Toa and the Magician
- Ash Arising
- Children of the Furnace
- Invisibility Breathing
- The Rift
- Go Girl
- Ko Mauao te Maunga: Legend of Mauao
- New Zealand's Backyard Beasts
- Whose Home is This?
- Cook's Cook
- Helen and the Go-Go Ninjas
- Ngā Whetū Matariki i Whānakotia
- Te Haka o Tanerore
- Te Hīnga Ake Māui I Te Ika Whenua
- Bullseye Bella
- Slice of Heaven
- The Stolen Stars of Matariki
The winners of the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults will be announced at a ceremony in the atmospheric Te Marae at Te Papa in Wellington on the evening of Wednesday 7 August.
A winner for the prize pack will be drawn on the 8th August and contacted via email.
Good luck and happy reading!
- From the Book Goriila
Terms and conditions:
- Entry is limited to New Zealand residents only.
- Employees, contractors and suppliers of Mighty Ape and their immediate families are not eligible for entry.
- The prize is not transferable for cash.
- Promotion commences 10am June 6th, 2019 and entries close at 11.59PM August 7th, 2019.
- Winner will be drawn at random. Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Mighty Ape, in its absolute discretion, reserves the right to verify the validity of all entries and to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process.
- The prize winner will be contacted by email. This email will be sent to the email address associated with the winner’s Mighty Ape account.
- Mighty Ape is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, either caused by the entrant or for any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in this competition, or for any technical error, or any combination thereof that may occur in the course of the administration of this competition including any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line or telephone, mobile or satellite network failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of entries.
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