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Storylines Notable Books 2006

Storylines Notable Book Awards winners 2006, for books published in 2005) were:

Storylines Notable Picture Books

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

  • Where’s the Gold? by Pamela Allen (Penguin Viking)
  • Nobody’s Dog by Jennifer Beck, illustrated by Lindy Fisher (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Kiwi Moon by Gavin Bishop (Random House New Zealand)
  • A Booming in the Night by Ben Brown, illustrated by Helen Taylor (Reed Publishing)
  • Zachary Quack Minimonster by Lynley Dodd (Mallinson Rendel)
  • Nanny Mihi’s Christmas by Melanie Drewery, illustrated by Tracy Duncan (Reed Publishing)
  • The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera, illustrated by Bruce Potter (Reed Publishing)
  • Marta and the Manger Straw by Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Robyn Belton (Zonderkidz, USA)
  • The Waka by Jean Prior, illustrated by Gavin Bishop (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Te Waka by Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira and Jean Prior, illustrated by Gavin Bishop (Scholastic New Zealand)

Storylines Notable Junior Fiction

Fiction suitable for primary and intermediate-aged children.

  • Janie Olive by Fifi Colston (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Through Thick and Thin by Shirley Corlett (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Hunter by Joy Cowley (Puffin)
  • Super Freak by Brian Falkner (Mallinson Rendel) Stella Star by Brigid Feehan (Scholastic New Zealand) Sil by Jill Harris (Longacre Press)
  • The Moa Cave by Des Hunt (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Maddigan’s Fantasia by Margaret Mahy (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • China town Girl; The Diary of Silvey Chan, Auckland, 1942 [My Story] by Eva Wong Ng (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • What about Bo? by Jillian Sullivan (Scholastic New Zealand)

Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction

Fiction suitable for upper-intermediate and secondary school age.

  • Deep Fried by Bernard Beckett and Clare Knighton (Longacre Press)
  • Sea of Mutiny by Ken Catran (Random House New Zealand)
  • Talking to Adam by Sarah Ell (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Bodies and Soul by David Hill (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Running Hot by David Hill (Mallinson Rendel)
  • Like Wallpaper. New Zealand Short Stories for Teenagers edited by Barbara Else (Random House New Zealand)
  • With Lots of Love from Georgia by Brigid Lowry (Allen & Unwin)
  • Kaitangata Twitch by Margaret Mahy (Allen & Unwin)
  • The Unknown Zone by Phil Smith (Random House New Zealand)
  • Land of Milk and Honey by William Taylor (HarperCollins Publishers)

Storylines Notable Non-fiction

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

  • Cameras in Narnia: How the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Came to Life by Ian Brodie (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Incredible Science edited by Alison Brook, University of Auckland (Penguin Books)
  • Don’t Just Sit There by Tony Christiansen with Liz Dobson (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Chameleon, Chameleon by Joy Cowley, photographs by Nic Bishop (Scholastic)
  • Scarecrow Army: The Anzacs at Gallipoli by Leon Davison (Black Dog Books)
  • Filthy Flies and other Bad Bugs by Rachael Goddard, photographs by Rod Morris (Reed Publishing)
  • Even More Things You Need to Know about the World by Simon Eliot by Lloyd Jones, illustrated by Timon Maxey (Four Winds Press)
  • Frontier of Dreams: The Story of New Zealand (Four volume set) by John Parker (Scholastic New Zealand)
  • Peter Blake Sailor, Adventurer: The Story of a New Zealand Hero by Alan Sefton (Puffin)
  • Plants, Animals, Environments: A Visual Guide [Blue New Zealand] by Glenys Stace (Puffin)

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