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

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.

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The IBBY Honour List 2024

The IBBY Honour List is a biennial selection of outstanding, recently published books, honouring writers, illustrators and translators from IBBY member countries.  Congratulations to the

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Reading matters

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

We're pleased to have the 2024 dates for eight Story Tours available.
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.

Our Supporters

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Other organisations

Other organisations who share our objective of promoting books and reading in New Zealand include:

Allen and Unwin
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The Values Trust