The 2018 Storylines Notable Books list is:


Picture Books

§  What Are You Supposed to be? Paul Beavis (Scholastic NZ)

§  Torty and the Soldier, Jennifer Beck & Fifi Colston (Scholastic NZ)

§  The Longest Breakfast, Jenny Bornholdt & Sarah Wilkins (Gecko Press)

§   Ngā Tae / Colours, Kitty Brown & Kirsten Parkinson (Reo Pēpi)

§  Scarface Claw, Hold Tight! Lynley Dodd (Penguin Random House)

§  That’s Not the Monster We Ordered, Richard Fairgray (Penguin Random House)

§  If I had an Elephant, Richard Fairgray & Terry Jones (Scholastic NZ)

§  The Curious Ar-Chew, Sarah Grundy, Ali Teo & John O’Reilly (Scholastic NZ)

§  Inspector Brunswick: The Case of the Missing Eyebrow, Angela Keoghan & Chris Lam Sam

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§  Ambulance, Ambulance! Sally Sutton & Brian Lovelock (Walker Books Australia)

§  It's My Egg and You Can’t Have It, Kennedy Warne & Heather Hunt (Potton & Burton)


Special mention*:

§  Tu Meke Tui: Koni atu kē ngā āhua o te manu rērere, Malcolm Clarke &Hayley King (Little Love)

Junior Fiction

§  Flying Furballs: Most Wanted, Donovan Bixley (Upstart Press)

§  Flying Furballs: Unmasked, Donovan Bixley (Upstart Press)

§  Helper and Helper, Joy Cowley & Gavin Bishop (Gecko Press)

§  The Thunderbolt Pony, Stacy Gregg (HarperCollins)

§  The Spaghetti Giraffe, Sarah Johnson & Deborah Hinde (Flat Bed Press)

§  How Not to Stop a Kidnap Plot, Suzanne Main (Scholastic NZ)

§  My New Zealand Story: Bastion Point, Tania Roxborogh (Scholastic NZ)

§  Awatea’s Treasure, Fraser Smith (Huia Publishers)

§  Miniwings #1: Glitterwing’s Book Week Blunder, Sally Sutton & Kirsten Richards (Scholastic NZ)

Special mention:

§  The Dragon Defenders - Book One, James Russell (Dragon Brothers)

§  The Dragon Defenders - Book Two: Pitbull Returns, James Russell (Dragon Brothers)

Young Adult

§  The Severed Land, Maurice Gee (Penguin Random House)

§  Flight Path, David Hill (Penguin Random House)

§  Zeustian Logic, Sabrina Malcolm (Gecko Press)

§  Pieces of You, Eileen Merriman (Penguin Random House)

§  The Traitor and the Thief, Gareth Ward (Walker Books Australia)


§  New Zealand’s Great White Sharks: How science is revealing their secrets, Alison Balance (Potton & Burton)

§  Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story, Gavin Bishop (Penguin Random House)

§  Whose Feet are These?, Gillian Candler & Fraser Williamson (Potton & Burton)

§  Collins Field Guide to the New Zealand Seashore, Sally Carson & Rod Morris (HarperCollins)

§  Abel Tasman: Mapping the Southern Lands, Maria Gill & Marco Ivancic (Scholastic NZ)

§  Toroa's Journey, Maria Gill & Gavin Mouldey (Potton & Burton)

§  Sky High: Jean Batten’s Incredible Flying Adventures, David Hill (Penguin Random House)

§  How to Mend a Kea + Other Fabulous Fix-it Tales from Wild Base Hospital, Janet Hunt (Massey University)

§  Nature Storybooks: Gecko, Raymond Huber & Brian Lovelock (Walker Books Australia)

§  Cook Islands Heroes, David Riley & Michel Mulipola (Reading Warrior)

§  Explore! Aotearoa, Bronwen Wall & Kimberly Andrews (Kennett Brothers)

Special mention:

§  Powering up with Joseph Parker, David Riley (Reading Warrior)

§  Go Fiji, Go, David Riley (Reading Warrior)

* Several books did not make the Notable Books list but received a special mention because of their contribution to their particular genre.