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.
Each month, the Aotearoa Children’s Junior Fiction and Young Adults Bestseller List highlights the bestselling junior fiction and young adult titles by New Zealand writers.
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.
2024 Storylines Story Tour Dates
Each Story Tour is an invaluable experience where students meet New Zealand writers and illustrators. Remember, all Storylines Story Tours are free, so all New Zealand children can enjoy this great opportunity.
Visit the Story Tours page to find out more about the tours and how to register your class, school, early childhood centre or community group.