Wellington’s Booksellers Since 1967

New Zealand Bookshop of the Year 2022

CATEGORY FINALISTS and WINNERS

PICTURE BOOK AWARD

Bumblebee Grumblebee

by David Elliot
Gecko Press

Lion Guards the Cake

by Ruth Paul
Scholastic New Zealand

My Cat Can See Ghosts

by Emily Joe
Beatnik Publishing

The Eight Gifts of Te Wheke

by Steph Matuku & Laya Mutton-Rogers
Huia Publishers

The Greatest Haka Festival on Earth

by Pania Tahau-Hodges & Story Hemi-Morehouse
Huia Publishers

WRIGHT FAMILY FOUNDATION ESTHER GLEN AWARD FOR JUNIOR FICTION

Amorangi and Millie's Trip Through Time

by Lauren Keenan
Huia Publishers

Spark Hunter

by Sonya Wilson
The Cuba Press

The Memory Thief

by Leonie Agnew
Puffin, Penguin Random House

The Tomo

by Mary-anne Scott
One-Tree House

The Uprising: The Mapmakers in Cruxcia

by Eirlys Hunter & Kirsten Slade
Gecko Press

YOUNG ADULT FICTION AWARD

Coastwatcher

by David Hill
Puffin, Penguin Random House

Displaced

by Cristina Sanders
Walker Books Australia

Katipo Joe: Wolf's Lair

by Brian Falkner
Scholastic New Zealand

Learning to Love Blue

by Saradha Koirala
Record Press

Violet Black

by Eileen Merriman
Penguin, Penguin Random House

ELSIE LOCKE AWARD FOR NON-FICTION

Atua: Māori Gods and Heroes

by Gavin Bishop
Puffin, Penguin Random House

Draw Some Awesome

by Donovan Bixley
Upstart Press

How Do I Feel? A Dictionary of Emotions for Children

by Rebekah Lipp & Craig Phillips
Wildling Books

Kia Kaha: A Storybook of Māori Who Changed the World

by Stacey Morrison & Jeremy Sherlock
Puffin, Penguin Random House

Why is That Spider Dancing?

by Simon Pollard & Phil Sirvid
Te Papa Press

RUSSELL CLARK AWARD FOR ILLUSTRATION

Atua: Māori Gods and Heroes

by Gavin Bishop
Puffin, Penguin Random House

Mokopuna Matatini

by Story Hemi-Morehouse
Huia Publishers

Moose the Pilot

by Kimberly Andrews
Puffin, Penguin Random House

My Cat Can See Ghosts

by Emily Joe
Beatnik Publishing

The Eight Gifts of Te Wheke

by Laya Mutton-Rogers
Huia Publishers

WRIGHT FAMILY FOUNDATION TE KURA POUNAMU AWARD FOR TE REO MĀORI

He Wheke Wai Mamangu Au

by Stephanie Thatcher & Pānia Papa
Scholastic New Zealand

I Waho, i te Moana

by Yvonne Morrison, Jenny Cooper & Pānia Papa
Scholastic New Zealand

Ki te Moe Aotearoa

by Donovan Bixley & Darryn Joseph
Upstart Press

Mokopuna Matatini

by Pania Tahau-Hodges & Story Hemi-Morehouse
Huia Publishers

Te Hipo Huna

by Juliette MacIver, Sarah Davis & Karena Kelly
Gecko Press

NZSA BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD

Hine and the Tohunga Portal

by Ataria Sharman
Hia Publishers

I am Autistic

by Chanelle Moriah
Allen & Unwin

Mokopuna Matatini

by Pania Tahau-Hodges & Story Hemi-Morehouse
Huia Publishers

My Cat Can See Ghosts

by Emily Joe
Beatnik Publishing

Spark Hunter

by Sonya Wilson
The Cuba Press