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LIANZA Children's Book Awards 2014

Information about the 2014 LIANZA Children's Book finalists.
Updated: 17/11/2015 4:36 p.m.

2014 Lianza Children's Book Awards banner.

The LIANZA (Library Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) Children's Book Awards are judged by Librarians for outstanding children's books by New Zealand authors and illustrators. The awards acknowledge excellence in the following categories: junior fiction, young adult fiction, illustration, non fiction and te reo Māori. 

The finalists and winners

Click on the cover images below to see a copy of the finalist titles in the Library catalogue. 

 LIANZA Esther Glen Junior Fiction Award​ ​ ​ ​ ​

Link to Dunger by Joy Cowley in the Library catalogue.  Opens in a new window. Brave Company by David Hill. Link to Project Huia by Des Hunt. in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window. Link to Felix and the Red Rats by James Norcliffe in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window. Link to A Winter’s Day in 1939 by Melinda Szymanik in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window.

Dunger
by Joy Cowley

Winner

 

Brave
Company

by David Hill
Project Huia
by Des Hunt
Felix and the
Red Rats
by James
Norcliffe
 
A Winter’s Day
in 1939
by Melinda
Szymanik

Winner LIANZA Librarian's Choice

​ ​LIANZA Young Adult Fiction Award​ ​ ​

Ljnk to Recon Team Angel, Book 3: Ice War by Brian Falkner in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window. Link to Dear Vincent by Mandy Hager in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window. Link to When We Wake by Karen Healey in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window. Link to Bugs by Whiti Hereaka in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window. Link to Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window.
Recon Team Angel,
Book 3: Ice
War

by Brian Falkner
 

Dear Vincent
by Mandy Hager

Winner

 

When We
Wake

by Karen Healey
Bugs
by Whiti Hereaka
Mortal Fire
by Elizabeth Knox
Link to Cattra’s Legacy by Anna Mackenzie in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window.
Cattra’s Legacy
by Anna Mackenzie
 

​ LIANZA Russell Clark Illustration Award ​ ​

Bruiser and the Big Snow by Gavin Bishop. Link to Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber, illustrated by Brian Lovelock in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window.  Link to Taka Ki Ro Wai by Keri Kaa, illustrated by Martin D Page in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window. Link to The Teddy Bear’s Promise by Diana Noonan, illustrated by Robyn Belton in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window. Link to Henry's Map by David Elliot in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window.
Bruiser and
the
Big Snow
by Gavin Bishop
Flight of the
Honey Bee
by Raymond
Huber,
illustrated by
Brian Lovelock

Winner

 
Taka Ki Ro
Wai

by Keri Kaa,
illustrated by
Martin D. Page
The Teddy
Bear’s
Promise
by Diana Noonan, illustrated by
Robyn Belton​
Henry’s Map
by David Elliot

​ LIANZA Elsie Locke Non Fiction Award ​ ​ ​ ​

Link to Wearable Wonders by Fifi Colston in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window. Link to Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window. Link to Anzac Day, The New Zealand Story by Philippa Werry in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window. Link to The Beginner's Guide to Hunting and Fishing in New Zealand by Paul Adamson in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window.

Wearable
Wonders
by Fifi Colston

Winner

 

 

Flight of the Honey Bee
by Raymond
Huber
Anzac Day,
The New
Zealand Story

by Philippa Werry
The Beginner's Guide
to Hunting + Fishing
in New Zealand

by Paul Adamson 
 ​

​ ​LIANZA Te Kura Pounamu (te reo Māori) ​ ​

Link to Taka Ki Ro Wai by Keri Kaa in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window. Link to Ngā Kaitiaki a Tama! by Kawata Teepa and Jim Byrt in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window. Meariki by Helen Pearse-Otene, illustrated by Andrew Burdan. Link to Tāhoe by Chris Szekely and Andrew Burdan in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window.

Taka Ki Ro Wai
by Keri Kaa, illustrated by
Martin D. Page

Ngā Kaitiaki 
a Tama!
by Kawata
Teepa and
Jim Byrt

Winner

Meariki
by Helen
Pearse-Otene,
illustrated by Andrew Burdan
 
Tāhoe: He Pakiwaitara
mō Hinemoa rāua ko
Tūtānekai
by Chris Szekely and
Andrew Burdan ​
Link to Pūao series: Te Pātiki, Te Tāmure, Te Mānawa and Te Whai in the Library catalogue. Opens in a new window.

​​Pūao series:
Te Pātiki, Te Tāmure, 
Te Mānawa and
Te Whai
by Huia Publishers

 

  

 

 

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