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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Storylines announces Notable Books 2016
The Storylines Children’s Literature Trust is delighted to
announce the 31 outstanding New Zealand children’s and teens’ books selected
for its Notable Books listings for 2016.
2016 Notable Books (published during 2015) comprise: 4 Novels for Young Adults 10 Children’s Novels 10 Picture Books 7 works of Non-fiction.
The 31 titles selected represent a mix of many of New Zealand’s
well-established authors and a significant number of new authors and
“The awards, given since 2000, are a respected yardstick for the
best children’s books published in New Zealand each year, an invaluable guide
for booksellers and buyers and much prized by authors and publishers,” says
Gillian Wess, Storylines Executive Officer.
Thisannual list of
Notable Books also ensures
that children, parents/grandparents, teachers, librarians and the public are
all made aware of the large range of high quality children’s and teens’ books
being published in New Zealand.
The selection panel includes children’s and YA librarians,
authors, illustrators, teachers and academics; several members have served as
judges for the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Award (and under its previous
sponsor AIM) and the LIANZA Book Awards.
The award certificates will be presented at the Storylines
Margaret Mahy Medal Presentation and National Awards Day in Auckland on
Sunday 3 April.
The list for 2016, for books published is 2015,
is embargoed until Thursday 10 March, at midday. You can read the full listhere.