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Storylines Notable Books 2004

Storylines Notable Book Awards winners 2004, for books published in 2003) were:

Storylines Notable Picture Books

Story books where text and illustration work together

  • Cuthbert’s Babies by Pamela Allen (Viking)
  • Grandpa and Thomas by Pamela Allen (Viking)
  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Gavin Bishop (Scholastic NZ)
  • Mrs Wishy-Washy’s Farm by Joy Cowley, illustrated by Elizabeth Fuller (Scholastic NZ)
  • Matariki (English and Māori versions) by Melanie Drewery, illustrated by Bruce Potter (Reed Publishing)
  • Pania of the Reef  by Peter Gossage (Reed Publishing)
  • Selafina by Catherine Hannken, illustrated by Trish Bowles (Mallinson Rendel)
  • Oh Hogwash, Sweet Pea! by Ngareta Gabel, illustrated by Ali Teo and Astrid Jensen (Huia Publishers)
  • Grandpa’s Shed by Joy Watson, illustrated by Wendy Hodder (Scholastic NZ)
  • Enough is Enough! by Scott Willis, illustrated by Jenna Packer (Scholastic Australia)


Storylines Notable Junior Fiction

For primary or intermediate level readers

  • Fred the (Quite) Brave Mouse by Murray Ball (Scholastic NZ)
  • Evil Fred by Kylie Begg, illustrated by Jacob Leaf, (Scholastic NZ)
  • Froghopper and the Paua Poachers by Joy Cowley (HarperCollins)
  • Henry and the Flea by Brian Falkner (Mallinson Rendel)
  • A Handful of Blue by Vince Ford (Scholastic NZ)
  • Journey to Tangiwai – the Diary of Peter Cotterill, Napier 1953 [My Story] by David Hill (Scholastic NZ)
  • No Big Deal by David Hill (Penguin Books)
  • Juggling with Mandarins by V M Jones (HarperCollins)
  • The Serpents of Arakesh [The Karazan Quartet, Book 1] by V M Jones (HarperCollins)
  • Mystery at Tui Bay by Janet Pates (Scholastic NZ)

Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction

Fiction suitable for secondary school readers

  • Eyes in the Shadows by Alan Bunn (Scholastic NZ)
  • Lin and the Red Stranger by Ken Catran (Random House)
  • Thunder Road by Ted Dawe (Longacre Press)
  • Tiggie Tompson’s Longest Journey by Tessa Duder (Penguin Books)
  • No Safe Harbour by David Hill (Mallinson Rendel)
  • High Tide by Anna McKenzie (Scholastic NZ)
  • Roivan by Glynne Maclean (Penguin Books)
  • Watermark by Penelope Todd (Longacre Press)

Storylines Notable Non-fiction

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

  • Hook, Line and Sinker: an Essential Guide to New Zealand Fish by Daryl Crimp (HarperCollins)
  • The Life-Size Guide to New Zealand Wildflowers by Andrew Crowe (Penguin Books)
  • Glow-worms [New Zealand Wild] by George Gibbs (Reed Publishing)
  • A Bird in the Hand: Keeping New Zealand Wildlife Safe by Janet Hunt (Random House)
  • To the Max: A Teen Reader’s Version of No Mean Feat by Mark Inglis (Random House)
  • Pick up a Pack: A Guide to Tramping and Camping the New Zealand Way by Keith Olsen (Reed Publishing)
  • I am an Insect by Dr Simon Pollard (Reed Publishing)
  • Toroa – the Royal Albatross by Te Aorere Riddell (Huia Publishers)
  • Motorcross [Kiwi Extreme] by Ian and Jan Trafford (Reed Publishing)
  • The Treaty/Te Tiriti by Mere Whaanga (Scholastic NZ)

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