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).