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Storylines Notable Books 2016

The award-winning titles in the Storylines Notable Book Awards 2016, for books published in 2015, were:

Picture Books

  • Muddle & Mo  written and illustrated by Nikki Slade Robinson (Duck Creek)
  • Roly the Anzac Donkey by Glyn  Harper, illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Penguin Random/Puffin)
  • Henry’s Stars written and illustrated by David Elliot (Penguin Random/Random)
  • Stripes! No, Spots!  written and illustrated by Vasanti Unka (Penguin Random/Puffin)
  • First to the Top by David Hill, illustrated by Phoebe Morris (Penguin Random/Puffin)
  • Yak and Gnu by Juliette MacIver, illustrated by Cat Chapman (Walker)
  • Finding Monkey Moon  by Elizabeth Pulford, illustrated by Kate Wilkinson (Walker)
  • Hush: A Kiwi Lullaby by Joy Cowley, illustrated by Andrew Burdan (Scholastic)
  • Changing Times: The Story of a New Zealand Town and its Newspaper, written and illustrated by Bob Kerr (Potton & Burton)
  • Haka by Patricia Grace, illustrated by Andrew Burdan (Huia)

Junior Fiction

The Bold Ship Phenomenal, by Sarah Johnson (Flat Bed)
The Ghosts of Tarawera by Sue Copsey (Sue Copsey)
The Pirates & the Nightmaker by James Norcliffe (Penguin Random/ Longacre)
From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle by Kate De Goldi (Penguin Random/ Longacre)
The Knot Impossible (A Tale of Fontana), by Barbara Else (Gecko)
The Bakehouse by Joy Cowley (Gecko)
The Girl Who Rode the Wind by Stacy Gregg (HarperCollins)
How I Alienated my Grandma by Suzanne Main (Scholastic)
Cool Nukes by Des Hunt (Scholastic)
Lily Max – Satin, Scissors, Frock by Jane Bloomfield (Luncheon Sausage)

Young Adult

Evie’s War  by Anna Mackenzie (Penguin Random/ Longacre)
Being Magdalene  by Fleur Beale (Penguin Random/ Random)
Hucking Cody by Aaron Topp (Mary Egan)
The Heading Dog Who Split in Half by Michael Brown, illustrated by Mat Tait (Potton & Burton)


Jammin’ with Steven Adams by David Riley (Reading Warrior)
Exploring Nature’s Pattern Magic  by Dee Pigneguy (Mary Egan)
Samoan Heroes by David Riley, illustrated by Michel Mulipola (Reading Warrior)
Beginner’s Guide to Rugby by Aaron Cruden (Penguin Random/Random)
Beginner’s Guide to Adventure Sport  by Steve Gurney (Penguin Random/Random)
Whose Beak is This? by Gillian Candler, illustrated by Fraser Williamson (Potton & Burton)
Waitangi Day: The New Zealand Story by Philippa Werry (New Holland)

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