James Norcliffe announced as the winner of 2023 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal
We are delighted to share the news that the 2023 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Lecture Award winner is James Norcliffe. James Norcliffe is an
Workshops with award-winning authors
In March, Storylines will be hosting the Saturday Sessions: a set of children’s and young adult writing workshops and talks with award-winning and best-selling authors. Graci Kim,
Te Pānui o Te Awhi Rito – Ben Brown
Rachel Esson, National Librarian Te Pouhuaki, welcomed guests to the address of Te Awhi Rito Reading Ambassador, Ben Brown. Te Pānui o Te Awhi Rito: Te hā, te
Welcome to Storylines
Ko tā mātou e whai nei, ko te whakaohooho i ngā taitamariki o Aotearoa me ō rātou whānau kia whai i te whakamīharotanga o te pānui pukapuka, otirā, ko aua pukapuka mā rātou i hangaia ai e ngā ringa tuhi, e ngā ringa tā o Aotearoa.
Storylines aims to inspire young New Zealanders and their whanau to enjoy the magic of reading, especially reading books created for them by New Zealand writers and illustrators.
Reading to and with young people of all ages is crucial to their development, not just their reading skills. National Library outlines just how important it is, and why reading matters to young people of all ages. It highlights how, as a reading role model, whānau has a big influence on their child’s or teenager’s interest in reading outside school. One of the best ways whānau can help is through fostering a love of reading — beginning at birth.
Videos and Tip Sheets – Member-only
Storylines members can access a series of videos that provide insights into the creative and writing processes of some of New Zealand’s top children’s and YA writers and illustrators. They can also access Top Ten Tips sheets with advice on a range of topics for writers and illustrators, written by leading New Zeland writers and illustrators.