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Volunteer with Storylines

We're looking for volunteers to help with  the remaining Storylines Story
Tours of 2019 as the touring Storylines rep or driver. Please let us know if
you are interested in this exciting opportunity to be part of our Story Tours.
Your involvement runs from a Sunday night through to the following Friday, visiting schools, libraries, early childhood centres and community centres
on the itinerary and involves helping the driver/leader to make sure the Tour schedule runs smoothly, and that authors and schools are happy.
Preference will be given to Storylines members who have some knowledge
of Storylines and our mission to engage all young New Zealanders with
books and reading. All travel, accommodation and per diem expenses are provided by Storylines.
More details and dates here
Please contact the Festival Manager Vicki Cunningham if you are  interested
in helping at festival@storylines.org.nz

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Mandy Hager and Suzanne Main on the 2019 Storylines Story Tour to the Otago region

Storylines 2019 Story Tours

The first two Story Tours (to Otago and Northland) took place in May adn June. Next up is Auckland.

Read  more  about the completed tours - and those yet to come.
 
 
 
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Mandy Hager and Suzanne Main at Papakaio School on the Otago Story Tour
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Adele Broadbent, Sophie Siers, Tania Roxborogh and Gavin Bishop  at Taipa Area School in Northland

 
 
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The 2019 Storylines Notable Books lists of the best New Zealand books for children and young adults published in 2018 is out. Check out our website page for details.

 
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Recent News

Storylines 2019 Notable Books lists


The Storylines Notable Book Awards honour up to 10 titles in each of five categories.The five lists provide a guide to the best books to read to or buy for young New Zealanders. This year for the first time, we specifically acknowledged books written and published in te reo Māori.2019

Read the lists here, and download the poster here.

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Storylines 2019 Margaret Mahy Award Winner

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Author Mandy Hager with Bridget Mahy at the presentation of her award
 

Multi-award-winning Wellington-based author Mandy Hager was awarded the 2019 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal for life-time achievement
and a distinguished contribution to New
Zealand’s literature for young people.

She presented the 2019 Storylines Margaret Mahy lecture at Storylines Margaret Mahy National Awards Day in April.
Watch Mandy's thought-provoking lecture,
entitled 'Channelling our greater good'
Read the text of Mandy's lecture.
Read more about the Storylines Margaret.Mahy Medal and previous winners.
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Kids Pick favourite Storylines Notable Books

Storylines and popular television show What Now worked together in April to encourage viewers to read books by New Zealand writers and illustrators with the introduction of on-air reviews by young  readers of the Storylines Junior Fiction Notable book, and an opportunity for young viewers to participate in a vote for a “Kids Pick” from the Storylines Notable Books Junior Fiction list. Now the winner of the Storylines Kids Pick Award from that programme is appearing at a special event at the Vodafone Events Centre in Auckalnd in August, highlights from which will be shown on What Now. Read more.
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2019 Storylines Award winners

In late March, Storylines announced the winners of the 2019 Storylines Joy Cowley Award for a picture book manuscript, and for the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for a picture book illustrator.

Read  details on the awards pages:
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Storylines Gavin Bishop Award
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Janelle Wilkey of Blenheim, winner of the Storylines Joy Cowley Award.

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Amy Haarhoff of Palmerston North, winner of the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award

Storylines Award-winning titles launched

The winners of the 2018 Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award for a manuscript for a junior fiction novel, and the 2018 Storylines Tessa Duder Award for a manuscript for young adults were alunched at the at the 2019 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Awards Day on 31 March this year.

Ursa, written by Tina Shaw, is published by Walker Books, and was winner of the Stroylines Tessa Duder Award. Read more about Ursa, and the Tessa Duder Award.

Bullseye Bella by James Guthrie, won the Storylines Tom Firtzgibbon Award. It is published by Scholastic NZ. Read more.
 

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Book listed for UK Award

Last year Storylines patron Dame Wendy Pye  launched the book Children’s Literature in a Multiliterate Word edited by Waikato lecturer Nicola Daly and Storylines chair Dr Libby Limbrick, with advisory editor Pam Dix. The book is a diverse collection of essays by 12 scholars in children’s literature from the very successful 35th IBBY World Congress 2016 held in Auckland.
Children's Literature in a Multililterate World has now  been shortlisted for the United Kingdom Literacy Association 2019 Academic Book Award. Children's Literature in a Multililterate World is published by Trentham Books and UCL, Institute of Education Press, University College London.
You can order it  from www.ucl-ioe-press.com and in Kindle/eBook formats.

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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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Lottery Grants Board, Community Matters

 
We also receive generous funding from:
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Other organisations

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

New Zealand Book Council


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National Library of New Zealand


Duffy Books in Homes


Michael King Writers’ Centre


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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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