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Storylines Notable Books 2003

Storylines Notable Book Awards winners 2003, for books published in 2002) were:

Storylines Notable Picture Books

Story books where text and illustration work together

  • Daisy All-Sorts by Pamela Allen (Viking)
  • Potato People by Pamela Allen (Viking)
  • The Immigrants by Alan Bagnall, illustrated by Sarah Wilkins (Mallinson Rendel)
  • The Christmas Caravan by Jennifer Beck, illustrated by Robyn Belton (Scholastic)
  • Duck Walk by Joy Cowley, illustrated by Jennifer Cooper (Scholastic)
  • Pigtails the Pirate by David Elliot (Random House)
  • Dashing Dog by Margaret Mahy (HarperCollins)
  • Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms? by Dawn McMillan and Bert Signal, illustrated by Ross Kinnaird (Reed)
  • Auntie Rosie and the Rabbit by Diana Noonan, illustrated by Christine Ross (Scholastic)
  • The Best Dressed Bear by Diana Noonan, illustrated by Elizabeth Fuller (Random House)

Storylines Notable Junior Fiction

For primary or intermediate level readers

  • Duster by Margaret Beames (Scholastic)
  • Something Weird about Mr Foster by Ken Catran (Scholastic)
  • Froghopper by Joy Cowley (HarperCollins)
  • Possums2U by Vince Ford (Scholastic)
  • A Friend in Paradise by Des Hunt (HarperCollins)
  • Buddy by V M Jones (HarperCollins)
  • My Dad, the All Black by Sandy McKay (Longacre)
  • When the Kehua Calls by Kingi McKinnon (Scholastic)
  • The Dragon’s Apprentice by Linda McNabb (HarperCollins)
  • Not Even by Liz Van Der Laarse (Reed)

Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction

Fiction suitable for secondary school readers

  • Lucky for Some by Fleur Beale (Scholastic)
  • No Alarms by Bernard Beckett (Longacre)
  • Letters from the Coffin-Trenches by Ken Catran (Random House)
  • Tomorrow the Dark by Ken Catran (Random House)
  • When the War Came Home by Sarah Ell (Scholastic)
  • Right Where it Hurts by David Hill (Mallinson Rendel)
  • The Thin Line by V R Joseph (Mallinson Rendel) Alchemy by Margaret Mahy (HarperCollins)
  • Spider by William Taylor (Longacre)
  • Boy Next Door by Penelope Todd (Longacre)

Storylines Notable Non-fiction

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

  • The Kauri [New Zealand Trees} by Alina Arkins with photography by Len Doel (Reed)
  • Weta: A Knight in Shining Armour by Joy Cowley with photography by Rod Morris (Scholastic)
  • Sea Fishing with Crimpy by Daryl Crimp with photography by Tony Entwhistle (Reed)
  • Which New Zealand Insect? by Andrew Crowe (Penguin Books)
  • My Maori Colours by Tracy Duncan (Reed)
  • Hinemoa and Tutaneki by Peter Gossage (Reed)
  • The Life and Times of the Giant Kauri by Dave Gunson (Reed)
  • Mission to East Timor by Glyn Harper (Reed)
  • Weaving Earth And Sky: Myths & Legends of Aotearoa by Robert Sullivan with illustrations by Gavin Bishop (Random House)
  • The Shaping of New Zealand [New Zealand Wild] by Brian O’Flaherty (Reed)

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