Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Storylines Awards and Notable Books List 2015

And here, hot off the press, are the Storylines Awards and the Notable Books List.   Many many congratulations to all the writers and illustrators whose names appear here and some of them have also appeared on the LIANZA Book Awards announced (two times!) a couple of days ago.    
Storylines Children’s Literature Trust of New Zealand
Media release: for immediate release 31/3/15

The Storylines awards for new writers and the Storylines Notable Books List for 2015 (books published in 2014) were announced in Auckland yesterday.

The Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award for an unpublished manuscript for children:
Tom E. Moffatt (Rotorua) for Barking Mad.

The Storylines Joy Cowley Award for a picture book text: 
Joy Halloran-Davidson (Napier), for Witch’s Cat Wanted, Apply Within.

The Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book: 
Bob Darroch for Little Kiwi is Scared of the Dark (Penguin).

The Storylines Tessa Duder Award for a young adult manuscript, sponsored by Walker Books Australia, is not being awarded in 2015.  
(If you are not familiar with these awards please Google their name for more info - it make for fascinating reading. BM

The Storylines Notable Book Lists 2015 (books published in 2014):

Storylines Notable Picture Books List 2015

Books for children and/ or young adult where the narrative is carried equally by pictures and story.
  Blackie the Fisher Cat by Janet Pereira, illustrated by Gabriella Klepatski (Craig Potton Publishing).
  Have You Seen a Monster by Raymond McGrath (Penguin).
  Jim’s Letters by Glyn Harper, illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Penguin).
  Kakapo Dance by Helen Taylor (Penguin).
  I Am Not A Worm by Scott Tulloch (Scholastic).
  The Song of Kauri by Melinda Szymanik, illustrated by Dominique Ford (Scholastic).
  The Anzac Puppy by Peter Millett, illustrated by Trish Bowles (Scholastic).
  My New Zealand ABC Book by James Brown (Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of NZ).
  My New Zealand Colours Book by James Brown (Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of NZ).
  Construction by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock (Walker Books).

Storylines Notable Junior Fiction List 2015
Fiction suitable for primary and intermediate-aged children.
  The Volume of Possible Endings by Barbara Else (Gecko Press).

  Island of Lost Horses by Stacy Gregg (HarperCollins).
  Conrad Cooper’s Last Stand by Leonie Agnew (Penguin).
  Teddy One Eye: The Autobiography of a Teddy Bear by Gavin Bishop (Random House).
  MNZS: Harbour Bridge by Philippa Werry (Scholastic).
  Monkey Boy by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic).
  Trouble in Time by Adele Broadbent (Scholastic).
  The Name at the End of the Ladder by Elena De Roo (Walker Books).
  Ophelia Wild, Deadly Detective by Elena De Roo ( Walker Books).

Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction List 2015
Fiction suitable for upper intermediate and secondary school students.
  While We Run by Karen Healey (Allen & Unwin).
  Speed Of Light by Joy Cowley (Gecko Press).
  I Am Rebecca by Fleur Beale (Random House).
  Singing Home The Whale by Mandy Hager (Random House).
  Spark by Rachael Craw (Walker Books).A Little ABC Book by Jenny Palmer (Beatnik Publishing).

Storylines Notable Non-Fiction List 2015
For authoritative, well-designed information books accessible to children and young adults.
  Maori Art for Kids by Julie Noanoa, illustrated by Norm Heke (Craig Potton Publishing).
  Under The Ocean: Explore & Discover NZ’s Sealife by Gillian Candler, illustrated by Ned Barraud (Craig Potton Publishing).
  The Book of Hat by Harriet Rowland (Makaro Press).
  New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame: 25 Kiwi Champions by Maria Gill, illustrated by Marco Ivancic (New Holland Publishers).
  A Treasury of NZ Poems edited by Paula Green, illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Random House).
  Ghoulish Get-Ups by Fifi Colston (Scholastic).
  The Letterbox Cat & Other Poems by Paula Green, illustrated by Myles Lawford (Scholastic).
  Piggy Pasta & More Food with Attitude by Rebecca Woolfall and Suzi Tait-Bradly (Scholastic).
  A New Zealand Nature Journal by Sandra Morris (Walker Books).

 If you have any questions about the list, please email 

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