Every year the New Zealand Book Awards For Children and Young Adults are awarded to the best books by New Zealanders or people living in New Zealand. We are delighted that these four wonderful titles are on this year’s shortlists in various categories. Fingers crossed until the 8th of August, when the winners will be announced in Wellington!

Lyla: Through My Eyes - Natural Disaster Zones

by Fleur Beale, edited by Lyn White

A gripping and personal story about one girl's experience of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake and its aftermath.

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Into the White

by Joanna Grochowicz

The enthralling and harrowing true story of Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, with evocative photographs, and illustrations by Sarah Lippett.

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Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts

by Craig Phillips

Diverse myths and legends from around the world, from Iceland to Poland to Japan, retold in easy-to-read glorious full-colour comic book form by a stunning Australian artist with an international reputation.

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How to Bee

by Bren MacDibble

A story about family, loyalty, kindness and bravery, set against an all-too-possible future where climate change has forever changed the way we live.

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To find out more about all the finalists, go to: