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

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.


Picture books

Junior fiction

Senior (young adult) fiction

Special mention of Bone Tiki by David Hair. The author currently lives in India so is ineligible for the list.


Special mention of The word witch by Margaret Mahy; edited by Tessa Duder; illustrated by David Elliot. The poems have been printed previously and so are ineligible for the list.

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