Storylines: Children’s Literature Foundation of New Zealand Notable New Zealand Books 2006

Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.

The list of Notable Books was established in 1999 to reflect the wide-ranging achievements of New Zealand authors and illustrators. It appears in February each year. The CLFNZ Notable Books list allows for the inclusion of picture books with offshore illustrators as well as anthologies.

Ten books in four categories have been selected, from more than 120 books published during 2005.

Picture Book Category

Where’s the Gold?
Pamela Allen
Nobody’s Dog
Jennifer Beck, illustrated by Lindy Fisher
Kiwi Moon
Gavin Bishop
A Booming in the Night
Ben Brown, illustrated by Helen Taylor
Zachary Quack Minimonster
Lynley Dodd
Nanny Mihi’s Christmas
Melanie Drewery, illustrated by Tracy Duncan
The Whale Rider
Witi Ihimaera, illustrated by Bruce Potter
Marta and the Manger Straw
Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Robyn Belton
The Waka
Jean Prior, illustrated by Gavin Bishop
Te Waka
Katerina Te Heikoko Mataira and Jean Prior, illustrated by Gavin Bishop
Haere-Farewell, Jack, Farewell
Tim Tipene, illustrated by Huhana Smith

Junior Fiction

Janie Olive
Fifi Colston
Through Thick and Thin
Shirley Corlett
Joy Cowley
Super Freak
Brian Falkner
Stella Star
Brigid Feehan
Jill Harris
The MoaCave
Des Hunt
Maddigan’s Fantasia
Margaret Mahy
My Story: China town Girl The Diary of Silvey Chan, Auckland, 1942
Eva Wong Ng
What about Bo?
Jillian Sullivan

Young Adult

Deep Fried
Bernard Beckett and Clare Knighton
Sea of Mutiny
Ken Catran
Talking to Adam
Sarah Ell
Like Wallpaper. New Zealand Short Stories for Teenagers
edited by Barbara Else
Bodies and Soul
David Hill
Running Hot
David Hill
With Lots of Love from Georgia
Brigid Lowry
Kaitangata Twitch
Margaret Mahy
The Unknown Zone
Phil Smith
Land of Milk and Honey
William Taylor

Non Fiction

Cameras in Narnia: How the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe came to life
Ian Brodie
Incredible Science
edited by Alison Brook
Don't Just Sit There
Tony Christiansen with Liz Dobson
Chameleon, Chameleon
Joy Cowley, photographs by Nic Bishop
Scarecrow Army: The Anzacs at Gallipoli
Leon Davison
Filthy Flies and other Bad Bugs
Rachael Goddard, photographs by Rod Morris
Even more things you need to know about the world by Simon Eliot
Lloyd Jones, illustrated by Timon Maxey
Frontier of Dreams: The Story of New Zealand (Four volume set)
John Parker
Peter Blake Sailor, Adventurer: The Story of a New Zealand Hero
Alan Sefton
Blue New Zealand: Plants, Animals, Environments A Visual Guide
Glenys Stace