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Storylines is the New Zealand national section of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People), a non-profit organisation, which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together. 
The IBBY National Section consists of a small committee working within Storylines, including members of the consortium. The IBBY committee takes every opportunity to promote IBBY and its activities within the framework of Storylines, such as regular columns in the quarterly newsletter and displays at public functions. It also endeavours to promote New Zealand children's literature in the world by taking full advantage of IBBY's awards, functions and publications. In 2007 the New Zealand Section sponsored International Children's Book Day, including providing a story by Margaret Mahy, and a poster illustrated by Zac Waipara, which were distributed to IBBY member countries around the world.

For more information email the IBBY committee.
Pohutukawa image35th IBBY International Congress Auckland
18-21 August  2016
The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Congress in 2016 was the big event for anyone interested in young people’s literature and literacy in New Zealand.  Hosted by Storylines, which represents IBBY New Zealand, the Congress was held at the Aotea Centre, Auckland, and was  hailed as a huge success.

Read a summary report on the Congress here or the full report to IBBY's international body here.
See some wonderful photos, on our Facebook page here, or a selection of photos taken by Congress delegate Doris Breitmoser here.
Or read about it in CIM Magazine here.
DSC 1106 IBBY closing ceremony3

Support for the New Zealand IBBY National Section:

Storylines would like to acknowledge the support of New Zealand publishers: HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Scholastic and the New Zealand Book Council for their contribution to New Zealand's membership subscription to IBBY.


The Storylines Trust and Foundation together comprise New Zealand's only national organisation working year-round specifically to promote children's and young adult literature through an annual Festival in six regions, author awards, publications, advocacy and other activities ... 



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