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Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 LIANZA Children’s Book Awards

The winners of the 2012 LIANZA Children’s Book Awards were announced in Wellington last night.  The LIANZA Children’s Book Awards are awarded each year by Children’s Librarians for outstanding books for children and young people.  Here are the winners in each category:

LIANZA Junior Fiction Award – Esther Glen Medal
The Travelling Restaurant
by Barbara Else, (GECKO Press).

LIANZA Young Adult Fiction Award
Pyre of Queens
by David Hair, (Penguin NZ)

LIANZA Illustration Award – Russell Clark Award
 by Chris Szekely and Malcolm Ross, (Huia).

LIANZA Non Fiction Award – Elsie Locke Medal
Nice Day for a War
by Chris Slane and Matt Elliott, illustrated by Chris Slane (HarperCollins Publishers (NZ) Ltd).

Te Kura Pounamu (te reo Māori)
ā Taniwha i te-Whanga-nui-a-Tara by Moira Wairama and Bruce Potter, (Penguin NZ).

The winner of each category was awarded a medal or taonga and $1,000.

Librarians’ Choice Award
 by Chris Szekely and Malcolm Ross, (Huia).

For more information about the awards see the LIANZA website.


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