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Storylines Notable Books 2005

Storylines Notable Book Awards winners 2005, for books published in 2004) were:

Storylines Notable Picture Books

Books for very young up to intermediate-age children where the narrative is carried equally by pictures and story.

  • Mr McGee and the Big Bag of Bread by Pamela Allen (Penguin)
  • The Princess and the White Bear King retold by Tanya Batt, illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli (Barefoot Books)
  • Taming the Sun: Four Māori Myths by Gavin Bishop (Random House)
  • The Night Kite: Poems for Children by Peter Bland, illustrated by Carl Bland (Mallinson Rendel)
  • The Wishing of Biddy Malone by Joy Cowley, illustrated by Christopher Denise (Penguin)
  • The Other Ark by Lynley Dodd (Mallinson Rendel)
  • Koro’s Medicine by Melanie Drewery, illustrated by Sabrina Malcolm (Huia)
  • Clubs: A Lolly Leopold Story by Kate De Goldi, illustrated by Jacqui Colley (Trapeze)
  • The Biggest Number in the Universe by Julie Leibrich, illustrated by Ross Kinnaird (Scholastic)
  • Godwit’s Journey by Sandra Morris (Reed)


Storylines Notable Junior Fiction

Fiction suitable for primary and intermediate-aged children.

  • A New Song in the Land: The Writings of Atapo, Paihia, c.1840 [My Story] by Fleur Beale (Scholastic)
  • Walking Lightly by Fleur Beale, illustrated by Michaela Sangl (Mallinson Rendel)
  • You’ve Got Guts, Kenny Melrose by Shirley Corlett (Scholastic)
  • Wild West Hullabalo by Joy Cowley (Harper Collins)
  • Claws and Jaws: 30 New Zealand Animal Stories edited by Barbara Else, illustrated by Philip Webb (Random House)
  • The Real Thing by Brian Falkner (Mallinson Rendel)
  • Beyond the Shroud [The Karazan Quartet, Book 2] by V.M. Jones (HarperCollins)
  • Prince of the Wind [The Karazan Quartet, Book 3] by V.M Jones (Harper Collins)
  • Aunt Effie and the Island that Sank by Jack Lasenby (Longacre Press)
  • The Stonekeeper’s Daughter by Linda McNabb (Scholastic)

Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction

Fiction suitable for secondary school age.

  • Malcolm and Juliet by Bernard Beckett (Longacre)
  • On a Good Day by Deborah Burnside (Penguin)
  • Robert Moran: Private by Ken Catran (Lothian)
  • Seal Boy by Ken Catran (Lothian)
  • The Swap by Wendy Catran (Lothian)
  • Coming Back by David Hill (Mallinson Rendel)
  • The Hunting of the Last Dragon by Sherryl Jordan (Simon & Schuster)
  • Cross Tides by Lorraine Orman (Longacre)
  • Out of Tune by Joanna Orwin (Longacre)
  • Dark by Penelope Todd (Longacre)


Storylines Notable Non-fiction

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

  • Antarctica: The Unfolding Story by Margaret Andrew (Waiatarua)
  • Bats [Nature Kids series] by Alina Arkins, photographed by Len Doel (Reed)
  • Shorebirds [Nature Kid] by Alina Arkins, photographs by Len Doel (Reed)
  • John Britten: The Boy who did do Better by Jennifer Beck (Scholastic)
  • The Life-Size Guide to the New Zealand Beach by Andrew Crowe (Penguin)
  • The Silver Ferns’ Way to Play Netball by Jane Hunt (HarperCollins)
  • From Weta to Kauri: A Guide to the New Zealand Forest by Janet Hunt, photography by Rob Lucas (Random House New Zealand)
  • Everything You Need to Know About the World by Simon Eliot by Lloyd Jones, illustrated by Timon Maxey (Four Winds Press)
  • Welcome to the South Seas: Contemporary New Zealand Art for Young People by Gregory O’Brien (Auckland University Press)
  • Boating Fun by Mike and Dee Pigneguy (Reed)

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