• STORYLINES NOTABLE BOOKS AWARDS 2020 – brochure release

    STORYLINES NOTABLE BOOKS AWARDS Storylines 2021 Notable Book Awards The 2021 Storylines Notable Book Awards will be presented in October next year, to maximise the potential for booksellers to highlight the award-winning books to parents and wider whānau as Christmas gift options. The 2021 awards therefore cover a one-off 19-month period, with a 31 August 2021 […]

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  • Congratulations to NZSA member Lorraine Orman – the 2020 Betty Gilderdale Award recipient

    Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award for 2020 goes to writer and mentor Lorraine Orman   Christchurch author, librarian and reviewer Lorraine Orman is the winner of the 2020 Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award for services to New Zealand children’s literature. Her achievements as […]

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  • NEW NZ BOOKS SITE KETE LAUNCHING WITH STUFF TO SHARE REVIEWS

    Thursday 10 September 2020 Kete – the new site devoted to the books of Aotearoa which launches on 15 September – will share reviews of New Zealand books with Stuff to bring the latest releases to readers of Sunday Magazine, Your Weekend and online. Kete is delighted to partner with Stuff, a New Zealand-owned media […]

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  • A small change with the potential to make a big difference to literacy in NZ

    by Paula Browning Sep 08 2020 WARWICK SMITH/STUFF We need to create a fairer system for teachers, learners and creators when it comes to copying and sharing learning resources in the classroom, writes Paula Browning. Read the rest of the article here on STUFF  https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/122685642/a-small-change-with-the-potential-to-make-a-big-difference-to-literacy-in-nz

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  • Maria Gill, winner of the 2020 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal, presents her Lecture online

    Maria Gill, winner of the 2020 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal, will now present the Storylines Margaret Mahy Lecture online https://www.mariagill.co.nz/ http://kidsbooksnz.blogspot.com/

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  • SLANZA: The Plight Of School Libraries- A Nationwide Campaign

       “School Libraries Transform”   The School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (SLANZA) is launching a nationwide campaign to highlight the plight of our school libraries. The campaign will be launched on September 1st and is called “School Libraries Transform” SLANZA is deeply concerned about the demise of school libraries in Aotearoa. It is […]

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  • New Zealand’s national writer-residency organisation announces its 2021 Writers in Residence Programme.

    The Michael King Writers Centre is pleased to announce that next year’s programme of residencies at the historic Signalman’s House on Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport, Auckland, is now open for applications. Writers awarded a residency can look forward to peaceful accommodation, the use of a writing studio, a supporting stipend and the opportunity to […]

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  • Former Poet Laureate the supreme winner at 2020 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    Former New Zealand Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh’s first book for children has been judged the supreme winner at the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Mophead was awarded the highest prize in children’s publishing – The Margaret Mahy Book of the Year – during a virtual presentation this evening to […]

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  • NZSA New Zealand Heritage Literary Awards 2020 – Open for entries

    NZSA Canterbury announces the 2020 NZSA New Zealand Heritage Book Awards are open for entries.  Now in its seventh year, this event is now firmly established on the New Zealand Literary calendar. Past winners have included Fiona Farrell, Fiona Kidman and Brian Turner – and last year’s major winners were Andrew Crowe for his beautiful […]

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  • New role to champion reading for children launched today

    A reading ambassador for NZ children RT HON JACINDA ARDERN HON TRACEY MARTIN A new role of New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young people is being established, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Internal Affairs and for Children, Tracey Martin announced today. The Reading Ambassador, announced […]

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  • Otago University Robbie Burns Fellowship and Children’s Writer in Residence 2021 -open for entries

      Robert Burns Fellowship University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence Applications for 2021 Applications closing date Questions about the fellowships and the application process Fellowship applications Awarding the Fellowships Applications closing date Applications for the 2021 Fellowships close on Wednesday 26 August 2020. Applications must be made online. Questions […]

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  • STORYLINES KIDS’ PICK WON BY STACY GREGG FOR SECOND TIME

    Storylines Children’s Literature Trust of New Zealand www.storylines.org.nz Prince of Ponies by popular Auckland author Stacy Gregg has been picked by young readers nationwide as the winner of the 2020 Storylines Kids’ Pick competition run in association with What Now. Stacy Gregg is the second-time winner of the award run by the TV2 children’s programme […]

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