As we head towards the end of the year, there's still plenty happening in the
world of children's literature. Read on to find out...
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The final Storylines
National Festival Story Tour for 2018 is in the Far North and Kaipara this
week. Authors Kyle Mewburn, Fraser Smith, Melanie Drewery and are visiting primary
intermediate and secondary schools, as well as early childhood centres
children at schools and libraries in Warkworth, Ruawai, Dargaville, Opononi,
Kaikohe, Okaihau, Kaitaia, Kerikeri and Opua. They've also been the centre of
attenti on at two events for adults in the afternoon, at Dargaville and
We'll have a wrap on this and other tours in our next newsletter and on our website in December. Or you can check out the activities in the north on our Facebook page.
Melanie Drewery toured the north with Kyle Mewburn, Fraser Smith and Heather Haylock
Betty Gilderdale Award presentation
The Storylines Betty
Gilderdale Award for 2019 will be presented to Northland librarian and
children’s books advocate Jeannie Skinner on Sunday 2 December at 3pm at the
National Library, The Strand, Parnell, Auckland. After Jeannie’s Spring
Lecture presentation, light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited,
so please register on the Storylines website.
Storylines members are free, with a $15 a head charge for non-members. There is no charge for children.
List on website
The Christmas Book List, a useful buying guide for Christmas, is now available on our website. You will find personal recommendations from a team of Storylines members (authors, teachers, academics, illustrators, librarians, parents and grandparents) of New Zealand and international books in four genres: picture books, junior and young adult fiction, non-fiction.
Storylines Margaret Mahy National Awards Day 2019
Mark Sunday 31 March
2019, in your calendar for the Storylines Margaret Mahy Awards Day where
awards and certificates will be presented for the Storylines Margaret Mahy
Medal, the manuscript awards, the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for a young
illustrator, and the 2019 Notable Books. It will be held the University of
Auckland Music Auditorium, Epsom campus, Epsom Avenue, Auckland. Nominations
for the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Lecture Award have now closed (31
Oct); the winner will be announced in January and
will present his/her Margaret Mahy lecture at the Awards event.
Janice Marriot, 2018 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal winner
The end of October was the final deadline for several key Storylines awards:
Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Lecture Award;
Storylines Joy Cowley Award ; and Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award. Judges are now preparing to spend their summer break reading and re-reading the manuscript entries to make final decisions on winners.
Storylines Notable Books 2019 Submission Deadline
The submission deadline for all Notable Books categories (Picture Book, Junior Fiction, YA fiction, Non-fiction and Te Reo Māori) is 30 November 2018. Submissions are welcomed from publishers, writers and illustrators.
Details on our Notable Books page.
Scholastic's poster with Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award winners to date
New Tip Sheet -
The latest Top Ten Tips sheet, by writer Maria Gill, is available for Storylines members on the website. Remember to log in as a member when you open the website so you can access it.
Storylines Gavin Bishop Award deadline
In addition to the Notable Books submissions, the deadline looms for the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for illustration – 30 November 2018.
Entry forms and details on the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award page on our website.
Yamada Books for
Books for young refugees
in their own languages will be presented by Storylines/IBBYNZ at the AUT
Mangere Refugee Education Resettlement Centre in late November. A $US5000
($NZ6,633.23) grant from the Yamada Foundation has enabled IBBY NZ to source
books from Iran, Singapore, Myanmar, and Palestine to meet the needs of
refugee children arriving this year. They include books in Farsi, Arabic,
Tamil, Punjabi, Burmese, Karen, Chin, and hopefully Rohingyan. For more
information contact Libby
Storylines chair Libby Limbrick, Maria Hayward (Director of the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre) and Frances Plumpton, chair of IBBY New Zealand sort books for teh refugee centre
Picture Book Illustration Award
Congratulations to Brian
Lovelock for achieving shortlisting in the 2019 Nami Concours Picture Book
Illustration Award. He was selected from among 1844 entries from 98 nations
and is one of just 106 shortlisted entries from 42 nations. There will be a
final judging in January 2019. Read more: http://www.namiconcours.com/press/press_01.php?page=1&keyfield=&keyword=&num=19&re_num=0&mode=view
IBBY Honour List
The IBBY Honour List 2018
was presented at the 36th IBBY Congress in Athens recently. The slide show is
on YouTube. IBBY New Zealand’s selection of writer Kate De
Goldi (From the Cutting Edge of Barney Kettle, Penguin Random House
NZ); illustrator David Elliot (Snark, Being a True History of the
Expedition that Discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock ... and its Tragic
Aftermath, Otago University Press); and translator Kawata Teepa (Whiti
Te Rā!, Huia NZ) feature alongside other outstanding books selected by
IBBY member countries. Read more about the IBBY Honour List.
Kate De Goldi
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News on our
Facebook and home pages
Storylines' Facebook page is now accessible through the website, and we would love to increase our tally of ‘likes’. Content includes photos and reports from the 2018 Story Tours and much more.
You'll also read other news items on our home page. Check in for updates.
Raymond Huber and Raymond McGrath at Good Shepherd School in Auckland as part of the 2018 Storylines Story Tour
News from other organisations
Massey University Press (MUP) is joining forces with Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris. Their company, Annual Ink, is to become MUP’s new children’s imprint — the first of its kind in New Zealand. The imprint’s first title, Hazel and the Snails, by debut
author Nan Blanchard, will be published in March 2019 and it exemplifies everything the partnership plans to emphasise. Read more.