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Storylines Notable Books 2001

Storylines Notable Book Awards winners 2001, for books published in 2000) were:

Storylines Notable Picture Books

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

  • Inside Mary Elizabeth’s House by Pamela Allen (Penguin)
  • Jane and the Dragon by Martin Baynton (Walker Books)
  • Oliver in the Garden by Margaret Beames and Sue Hitchcock (Scholastic)
  • Stay Awake, Bear! by Gavin Bishop (Orchard Books/Scholastic)
  • Apple Banana Cherry by Joy Cowley and Elizabeth Fuller (Scholastic)
  • Sydney and the Whalebird by David Elliot (Random House)
  • After the War by Bob Kerr (Mallinson Rendell)
  • Dragor by Pat Quinn and Philip Webb (Scholastic)
  • Timo and the Kingfish by Mokena Potae Reedy and Elton Gregory (Huia Publishers)
  • The Puriri Tree: Te Puriri by Marito Tawhara and Nikki Slade-Robinson (Huia Publishers)


Storylines Notable Junior Fiction

Fiction suitable for primary and intermediate-aged children.

  • Mayday! by G Brassi (Scholastic)
  • Shadrach Girl by Joy Cowley (Penguin Books)
  • Jenna’s Wave by Steve Dickinson (Scholastic)
  • The Lies of Harry Whakatipu by Jack Lasenby (Longacre Press)
  • Crab Apples by Ged Maybury (Scholastic)
  • A Whistle from the Blunder by Diana Noonan (Longacre Press)
  • Black Gold by Julia Owen (Scholastic)
  • Call of the Cruins by Elizabeth Pulford (Scholastic)
  • Jellylegs by Elizabeth Pulford (Scholastic)
  • Crash: The Story of Poddy by William Taylor (Scholastic)

Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction

Fiction suitable for upper-intermediate and secondary school age.

  • Outlanders by Margaret Beames (Scholastic)
  • Red Cliff by Bernard Beckett (Longacre Press)
  • The Mora Stone by Agnes-Mary Brooke (Addenda)
  • Talking to Blue by Ken Catran (Lothian Books)
  • Voyage with Jason by Ken Catran (Lothian Books)
  • Leon by Frances Cherry (Mallinson Rendel)
  • Finns Quest: The Queen Seekers by Eiryls Hunter (Scholastic)
  • The Waverider by Graeme Lay (Penguin)
  • 24 Hours by Margaret Mahy (Harper Collins)
  • Scarface and the Angel by William Taylor (Longacre Press)

Storylines Notable Non-fiction

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

  • Big Farm Machines by Pauline Cartwright and Tim Hawkins (Bridge Hill)
  • Amazing New Zealand by Chris Chittenden (Reed)
  • Niue by Charles Cooper (Reed)
  • The Zoo: Meet the Locals by Colin Hogg (Randm House)
  • The Kiwi by John Lockyer and Rod Morris (Reed)
  • The Weta by John Lockyer and Rod Morris (Reed)
  • Pets and Other Animals by Graham Meadows (Bridge Hill)
  • The Tuatara by Brian Parkinson (Reed)
  • Possum Hunt by Frank Saxton (Reed)
  • Whales and Dolphins by Barbara Todd (Random)

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