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Storylines Notable Books 2014

The 2014 Storylines Notable Books List (for children's and young adult novels, picture books and non-fiction published in 2013), was:

Storylines Notable Picture Books 2014

Books for children and / or young adults where the narrative is carried equally by pictures and story.

  • A Book is a Book by Jenny Bornholdt, illustrated by Sarah Wilkins (Gecko Press and Whitireia Publishing)
  • Alphabet Squabble by Isaac Drought, illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Scholastic)
  • Bad Dog Flash by Ruth Paul (Scholastic)
  • Henry’s Map by David Elliot (Random House)
  • Swim – the Story of Hinemoa & Tutanekai and its te reo Maori retelling: Tahoe – He Pakiwaitara mo Hinemoa raua ko Tutanekai by Chris Szekely, illustrated by Andrew Burdan, translated into te reo Maori by Scotty Morrison (Huia)
  • Teddy Bear’s Promise by Diana Noonan, illustrated by Robyn Belton (Craig Potton Publishing)
  • The Boring Book by Vasanti Unka (Penguin)
  • The Boy and the Cherry Tree by Mark & Rowan Sommerset (Dreamboat)
  • The Quiet Pirate by Stephanie Thatcher (Duck Creek Press)
  • The Three Bears … Sort of by Yvonne Morrison, illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic)
  • The Weather Machine by Donovan Bixley (Hachette)
  • Toucan Can by Juliette MacIver, illustrated by Sarah Davis (Gecko Press)
  • While You are Sleeping by Melinda Szymanik, illustrated by Greg Straight (Duck Creek Press)

Storylines Notable Junior Fiction 2014

Fiction suitable for primary and intermediate-aged children.

  • A Winter’s day in 1939 by Melinda Szymanik (Scholastic)
  • Dunger by Joy Cowley (Gecko Press)
  • Felix and the Red Rats by James Norcliffe (Random House)
  • New Zealand Girl: Rebecca & the Queen of Nations by Deborah Burnside (Penguin)
  • New Zealand Story: Lighthouse Family by Philippa Werry (Scholastic)
  • Project Huia by Des Hunt (Scholastic)
  • Scrap: Tale of a Blond Puppy by Vince Ford (Scholastic)
  • Shot Boom Score by Justin Brown (Allen & Unwin)
  • Sinking by David Hill (Scholastic)
  • The Phantom of Terawhiti by Des Hunt (HarperCollins)
  • The Princess and the Foal by Stacy Gregg (HarperCollins)
  • Where the Flag Floats by Dawn Grant (Standfast Publications)

Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction 2014

Fiction suitable for upper-intermediate and secondary school age.

  • A Necklace of Souls by R.L. Stedman (HarperCollins)
  • Birthright by Tania Roxborogh (Penguin)
  • Bugs by Whiti Hereaka (Huia) [recommended for 14+]
  • Cattra’s Legacy by Anna Mackenzie (Random House)
  • Dear Vincent by Mandy Hager (Random House)
  • Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox (Gecko Press)
  • Murder at Mykenai by Catherine Mayo (Walker Books)
  • Recon Team Angel: Ice War by Brian Falkner (Walker Books)
  • Speed Freak by Fleur Beale (Random House)
  • The Freedom Merchants by Sherryl Jordan (Scholastic)
  • When We Wake by Karen Healey (Allen & Unwin)

Storylines Notable Non-Fiction 2014

For authoritative, well-designed informational books accessible to children and young adults.

  • An Extraordinary Land by Peter Hayden and Rod Morris (HarperCollins)
  • Anzac Day: The New Zealand Story by Philippa Werry (New Holland)
  • First Crossings by Kevin Biggar and Jamie Fitzgerald (Random House)
  • In the Garden: Explore & Discover the New Zealand Backyard by Gillian Candler, illustrated by Ned Barraud (Craig Potton)
  • Native Storybooks: Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber, illustrated by Brian Lovelock (Walker Books)
  • Nic’s Lunchbox by Nicholas Brockelbank (Scholastic)
  • Quarantine Inspected by Jaimie Baird (Primedia)
  • Running the Country: A Look inside New Zealand’s Government by Maria Gill (New Holland)
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Hunting & Fishing in New Zealand by Paul Adamson (Random House)
  • Wearable Wonders by Fifi Colston (Scholastic)

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