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Storylines’ annual Big Kids Lit Quiz is on again –
come along for a fun-filled night led by our very own international Quizmaster
Wayne Mills
Wednesday 23 September 2015
Takapuna Public Library, The Strand, Takapuna
7 p.m. (Quiz starts 7.30 p.m.)
Bring your own team of 4-6 or join a team on the night.
$10.00 for Storylines members, $15.00 non-members
Nibbles and juice provided; bring your own wine.
Bring also gold coins for spot prizes (lots to be won).
Places are limited so book now online


Storylines Festival 2015

What a great Festival we had this year! Thank you to all involved. Competition winners and a full report will be posted shortly.

Literacy Expert and Author Wins Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal

Jill Eggleton, QSO, internationally recognised as a literacy consultant, teacher and author, has won Storylines’ top award, the Margaret Mahy Medal given annually for lifetime achievement and an outstanding contribution to New Zealand children’s literature and literacy. Read more>
NB: closing dates for Storylines awards are coming up. 
Authors: eligibility criteria, and postal addresses, have changed for our writing awards. Please see the relevant award pages for more details:
​Storylines Joy Cowley Award (picture book manuscript)
Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award (junior fiction manuscript, by a previously unpublished author)
Storylines Tessa Duder Award (young adult fiction manuscript)

The Storylines website is currently being upgraded.  Please bear with us while this is being completed. 

Storylines Notable Books 2016 (for books published in 2015): Call for Entries, including eligibility criteria and entry form now available. 
The latest issue of What's the Story? our quarterly newsletter, is now available. 
35th IBBY Congress Auckland August 18-21 2016
The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Congress in 2016 is the big event for anyone interested in young people’s literature and literacy in New Zealand - next year!! Hosted by Storylines, who represent IBBY New Zealand, the Congress is being held at the Aotea Centre, Auckland, 18-21 August. 
Don’t miss out on this truly unique experience. No IBBY Congress has ever been held in this part of the world before – it is only the third time in 70+ years it has been held in the Southern Hemisphere. It may never happen again in New Zealand in your lifetime!
For more information about the IBBY Congress or take a peek at
IBBY 2016 Footer 

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