NZPBC Book List

The books included in the NZPBC are listed alphabetically by author below.

Please note that many (but not all) of these books are now out of print and will only be available in library collections and second hand book sites.  See more about availability here.

If you wish to source more recent and in-print high quality New Zealand picturebooks, you can visit the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults website here.

A synopsis of each book is available by clicking on the book titles.

Beck, J. (2005). Nobody’s Dog. Auckland: Scholastic. Illustrator: L. Fisher
Bishop, G. (2009). Counting the stars. Auckland: Random House. Ilustrator: G. Bishop.
Bishop, G. (1999). The house that Jack built. Auckland: Scholastic. Illustrator: G.Bishop.
Brown, B. (2005). A booming in the night. Auckland: Reed. Illustrator: H. Taylor.
Cowley, J. (2009). The terrible taniwha of Timberditch. Auckland: Puffin. Illustrator: Rodney McRae. Previously published 1982.
Dodd, L. (1983) Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy. Wellington: Mallinson Rendel.
Drewery, M. (2007). Dad’s takeaways. Wellington: Mallinson Rendel. Illustrator: Christopher White.
Drewery, M. (2007). Tahi, one lucky kiwi. Auckland: Random. Illustrators: J. O’Reilly and A. Teo.
Gossage, P. (2005). Battle of the mountains. Auckland: Reed Publishing. Illustrator: author
Grace, P. (1984). Watercress Tuna and the children of Champion Street. Auckland: Puffin. Illustrator: Robyn Kahukiwa
Grace, P. (1983). The kuia and the spider. Auckland: Puffin Illustrated by Robyn Kahukiwa
Grace, P. (1993). The trolley. Auckland: Viking. Illustrator: K. Gemmill
Ihimaera, W. (2005). The whale rider. Auckland: Reed. Illustrator: B. Potter.
Kerr, B. (2000). After the war. Wellington: Mallinson Rendel. Illustrator: author
Lightfoot, K. (2008). Every second Friday. London: Hodder. Illustrator: B. Galbraith
Mahy, M. (1999). A Summery Saturday Morning. Auckland: Puffin Books. Illustrator: S Young.
Mewburn, K. (2009). Old Hu-hu. Manukau: Scholastic. Illustrator: R. Driscoll.
Nelisi, L. (1997). Tane steals the show. Auckland: Scholastic. Illustrator: G. Hunter.
Smith, M. (1983). Kimi and the watermelon. Auckland: Puffin. Illustrator: David Armitage
Strathdee, J. (1979). The house that grew. Wellington: Oxford University Press. Illustrator: J. Wallace.
Tipene, T. (2006). Haere: Farewell, Jack, farewell. Wellington: Huia. Illustrator: Huhana Smith
Tipene, T. (2005). Taming the taniwha. Wellington: Huia. Illustrator: Henry Campbell