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Notable Books List 2014

Storylines 2014 Notable Books List

The Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust is pleased to announce the 2014 Storylines Notable Books List (for children's and young adult novels, picture books and non-fiction published in 2013).

Storylines Notable Picture Books 2014

Books for children and / or young adults where the narrative is carried equally by pictures and story.

  • A Book is a Book by Jenny Bornholdt, illustrated by Sarah Wilkins (Gecko Press and Whitireia Publishing)
  • Alphabet Squabble by Isaac Drought, illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Scholastic)
  • Bad Dog Flash by Ruth Paul (Scholastic)
  • Henry's Map by David Elliot (Random House)
  • Swim - the Story of Hinemoa & Tutanekai and its te reo Maori retelling: Tahoe - He Pakiwaitara mo Hinemoa raua ko Tutanekai by Chris Szekely, illustrated by Andrew Burdan, translated into te reo Maori by Scotty Morrison (Huia)
  • Teddy Bear's Promise by Diana Noonan, illustrated by Robyn Belton (Craig Potton Publishing)
  • The Boring Book by Vasanti Unka (Penguin)
  • The Boy and the Cherry Tree by Mark & Rowan Sommerset (Dreamboat)
  • The Quiet Pirate by Stephanie Thatcher (Duck Creek Press)
  • The Three Bears … Sort of by Yvonne Morrison, illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic)
  • The Weather Machine by Donovan Bixley (Hachette)
  • Toucan Can by Juliette MacIver, illustrated by Sarah Davis (Gecko Press)
  • While You are Sleeping by Melinda Szymanik, illustrated by Greg Straight (Duck Creek Press)

Storylines Notable Junior Fiction 2014

Fiction suitable for primary and intermediate-aged children.

  • A Winter's day in 1939 by Melinda Szymanik (Scholastic)
  • Dunger by Joy Cowley (Gecko Press)
  • Felix and the Red Rats by James Norcliffe (Random House)
  • New Zealand Girl: Rebecca & the Queen of Nations by Deborah Burnside (Penguin)
  • New Zealand Story: Lighthouse Family by Philippa Werry (Scholastic)
  • Project Huia by Des Hunt (Scholastic)
  • Scrap: Tale of a Blond Puppy by Vince Ford (Scholastic)
  • Shot Boom Score by Justin Brown (Allen & Unwin)
  • Sinking by David Hill (Scholastic)
  • The Phantom of Terawhiti by Des Hunt (HarperCollins)
  • The Princess and the Foal by Stacy Gregg (HarperCollins)
  • Where the Flag Floats by Dawn Grant (Standfast Publications)

Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction 2014

Fiction suitable for upper-intermediate and secondary school age.

  • A Necklace of Souls by R.L. Stedman (HarperCollins)
  • Birthright by Tania Roxborogh (Penguin)
  • Bugs by Whiti Hereaka (Huia) [recommended for 14+]
  • Cattra's Legacy by Anna Mackenzie (Random House)
  • Dear Vincent by Mandy Hager (Random House)
  • Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox (Gecko Press)
  • Murder at Mykenai by Catherine Mayo (Walker Books)
  • Recon Team Angel: Ice War by Brian Falkner (Walker Books)
  • Speed Freak by Fleur Beale (Random House)
  • The Freedom Merchants by Sherryl Jordan (Scholastic)
  • When We Wake by Karen Healey (Allen & Unwin)

Storylines Notable Non-Fiction 2014

For authoritative, well-designed informational books accessible to children and young adults.

  • An Extraordinary Land by Peter Hayden and Rod Morris (HarperCollins)
  • Anzac Day: The New Zealand Story by Philippa Werry (New Holland)
  • First Crossings by Kevin Biggar and Jamie Fitzgerald (Random House)
  • In the Garden: Explore & Discover the New Zealand Backyard by Gillian Candler, illustrated by Ned Barraud (Craig Potton)
  • Native Storybooks: Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber, illustrated by Brian Lovelock (Walker Books)
  • Nic's Lunchbox by Nicholas Brockelbank (Scholastic)
  • Quarantine Inspected by Jaimie Baird (Primedia)
  • Running the Country: A Look inside New Zealand's Government by Maria Gill (New Holland)
  • The Beginner's Guide to Hunting & Fishing in New Zealand by Paul Adamson (Random House)
  • Wearable Wonders by Fifi Colston (Scholastic)

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