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Storylines Notable Books 2015

The 2015 Storylines Notable Books (for children's and young adult novels, picture books and non-fiction published in 2014) were:

Storylines Notable Picture Books 2015

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

  • Blackie the Fisher Cat by Janet Pereira, illustrated by Gabriella Klepatski (Craig Potton Publishing)
  • Have You Seen a Monster by Raymond McGrath (Penguin)
  • Jim’s Letters by Glyn Harper, illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Penguin)
  • Kakapo Dance by Helen Taylor (Penguin)
  • I Am Not A Worm by Scott Tulloch (Scholastic)
  • The Song of Kauri by Melinda Szymanik, illustrated by Dominique Ford (Scholastic)
  • The Anzac Puppy by Peter Millett, illustrated by Trish Bowles (Scholastic)
  • My New Zealand ABC Book by James Brown (Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of NZ)
  • My New Zealand Colours Book by James Brown (Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of NZ)
  • Construction by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock (Walker Books)

 Storylines Notable Junior Fiction 2015

Fiction suitable for primary and intermediate-aged children.

  • The Volume of Possible Endings by Barbara Else (Gecko Press)
  • Island of Lost Horses by Stacy Gregg (HarperCollins)
  • Conrad Cooper’s Last Stand by Leonie Agnew (Penguin)
  • Teddy One Eye: The Autobiography of a Teddy Bear by Gavin Bishop (Random House)
  • MNZS: Harbour Bridge by Philippa Werry (Scholastic)
  • Monkey Boy by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic)
  • Trouble in Time by Adele Broadbent (Scholastic)
  • The Name at the End of the Ladder by Elena De Roo (Walker Books)
  • Ophelia Wild, Deadly Detective by Elena De Roo ( Walker Books).

Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction 2015

Fiction suitable for upper-intermediate and secondary school age.

  • While We Run by Karen Healey (Allen & Unwin)
  • Speed Of Light by Joy Cowley (Gecko Press)
  • I Am Rebecca by Fleur Beale (Random House)
  • Singing Home The Whale by Mandy Hager (Random House)
  • Spark by Rachael Craw (Walker Books).

Storylines Notable Non-Fiction 2015

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

  • A Little ABC Book by Jenny Palmer (Beatnik Publishing)
  • Maori Art for Kids by Julie Noanoa, illustrated by Norm Heke (Craig Potton Publishing)
  • Under The Ocean: Explore & Discover NZ’s Sealife by Gillian Candler, illustrated by Ned Barraud (Craig Potton Publishing)
  • The Book of Hat by Harriet Rowland (Makaro Press)
  • New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame: 25 Kiwi Champions by Maria Gill, illustrated by Marco Ivancic (New Holland Publishers)
  • A Treasury of NZ Poems for Children edited by Paula Green, illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Random House)
  • Ghoulish Get-Ups by Fifi Colston (Scholastic)
  • The Letterbox Cat & Other Poems by Paula Green, illustrated by Myles Lawford (Scholastic)
  • Piggy Pasta & More Food with Attitude by Rebecca Woolfall and Suzi Tait-Bradly (Scholastic)
  • A New Zealand Nature Journal by Sandra Morris (Walker Books).

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