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Storylines Joy Cowley Award 2020 - book launch

StGrandpa Versus Swing Fron Cover HR-901-871orylines Trust Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa​ in association with Scholastic New Zealand warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of the Storylines Joy Cowley Award winner 2020, Grandpa versus Swing by Tania Sickling, with illustrations by Lael Chisholm.

The launch will be held at Mahurangi East Library, 21 Hamatana Rd, Snells Beach on Saturday 14 August 2021 at 1.00pm.

All welcome, but places will be limited, so please register before Wednesday 11 August.

 
Betty Gilderdale 1923-2021

Around 300 people gathered at St Mary’s-in-Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, for a memorial service on 24 July to mark life and achievements of Betty Gilderdale.
Those present included
early members (pictured) of the Children’s Literature Association and Children’s Book Foundation, which amalgamated to form Storylines in 2000.

Storylines Trustee Rosemary Tisdall gave a tribute on behalf of Storylines, covering Betty’s founding of the Children’s Literature Association(later Storylines) in the 1970s, her academic research and writings on children’s books, reviewing and general advocacy, and as author of The Little Yellow Digger series, now totalling more than 800,000 sales.
Read more about Betty Gilderdale and the Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award.
Read Rosemary Tidsdall's tribute to Betty at her memorial service.

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Longtime Storylines members at Betty Gilderdale's memorial service: Tessa Duder, Rosemary Tisdall, Frances Plumpton, Libby Limbrick, and Helen Beckingsale.

 
 
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2021 Story Tours

  Storylines Story Tours, inspirational visits by writers and illustrators of children's and YA books, are free for schools, early childhood centres, and/ or community venues across the country.
Read details of the 2021 Storylines Story Tours. Fill out the registration form for your region to make a booking, or email festival@storylines.org.nz if you have any questions.

 

Recent News

Betty Gilderdale

We note with sadness the recent death of Betty Gilderdale, at age 97, after whom Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award for services to children's literature is named. Betty, with her late husband Alan, was creator of the 'Little Yellow Digger' books. She was a lifelong advocate and supporter of children’s literature, through her academic research, work as a reviewer and 30 years' committee service to Auckland’s Children’s Literature Association.
She wi.l be sadly missed by Storylines and all in the children's literature community.
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Writer Ben Brown, the inaugural Te Awhi Rito New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young people will make a major address at National Library in September.
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Read more, including Ben's bio, here.
Read an article from Stuff on Ben's appointment.

 

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Other award winners launched


Belinda OKeefe and Cristina Sanders cutting cakes for their book launches Jun21-914-266Storylines also recently celebrated the publication of two of Storylines' 2020 award-winning books: Partners in Slime by Belinda O’Keefe, published by Scholastic New Zealand,winner of the Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award for an unpublished junior fiction manuscript and Displaced by Cristina Sanders, published by Walker Books Australia,winner of the Storylines Tessa Duder Award for an unpublished young adult manuscript.

Belinda O'Keefe and Cristina Sanders cut celebratory cakes at their book launch

Member-only videos and tip sheets

Storylines members can  receive access to a series of 16 videos, filmed at the 2017 Storylines Writers and Illustrators Hui. The videos provide insights into the creative and writing processes of 16 of our top writers and illustrators.Check out a sample here. Members can access the first videos here. Others will be uploaded during may and June.
The series of "Top Ten Tips" sheets offer pithy and useful advice to aspiring writers and illustrators, andfor teachers, parents and librarians. They're written by leading practitioners such as Bruce Potter and Leonie Agnew among others. Coming: more from writers and Illustrators, plus from educators on getting your child reading and an agent on how to get published.

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Our Supporters
Storylines would like to thank our major funders and supporters:

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Storylines is supported by the Creative New Zealand Toi Uru Kahikatea (Arts Development) Investments Programme, with funding to assist us in our mission of supporting New Zealand children's and young adult writers and illustrators, and in engaging young New Zealanders with books and reading.


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Storylines Trust Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki and Friends of Storylines Te Pou o Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki together form New Zealand’s only national organisation working year-round to promote New Zealand children’s and young adult literature through activities that include a major national Story Tour to schools, early childhood centres and communities, and awards for writers, illustrators and those who work in the area of New Zealand children’s literature

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