Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand | Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa

Events and Activities

Storylines Event Calendar




  • International Children’s Book Day, Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday 2 April.

Storylines Margaret Mahy and National Awards Day, to announce and present:

March, May, June, August, September and November


  • Storylines Notable Book List for books published in the previous 12 months (from 2023, in the previous year 16 November – 15 November).
  • Betty Gilderdale Award for outstanding services to children’s literature and literacy. The recipient presents the Storylines Spring lecture.

We particularly thank Creative New Zealand for its Toi Uru Kahikatea funding support of Storylines events, awards and activities.

Please contact us if you have any queries about the Storylines programme. We look forward to your support and to seeing you at one or more of the events we have lined up.

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Storylines welcomes your support for all its activities and events. Whether as a volunteer or sponsor for annual events or specific activities, your support (large or small) towards helping young New Zealanders love books is greatly appreciated.

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