Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award

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The Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award honours Betty Gilderdale, a lifelong advocate and supporter of children’s literature, through her academic research, work as a reviewer and 30 years' committee service to Auckland’s Children’s Literature Association. Prior to 2000, the award was known as the Children’s Literature Association’s Award for Services to Children’s Literature.

Our page on the Storylines Awards.

Recipients of the award are:

2019

Crissi Blair. Read Crissi's address on receiving the award A tour of my bookshelves.

2018

Jeannie Skinner, text of speech entitled For the Love of Librariesopens a new window

2017

Maureen Crisp

2016

Rosemary Tisdall, text of speech entitled A Life of Privilege

2015

Trish Brooking, text of speech entitled Past to present: Navigating New Zealand Children’s Literatureopens a new window. Watch her presentationopens a new window.

2014

Cover of The little theatreRobyn Southam

2013

Trevor Agnew

2012

Gerri Judkins

2011

Ruth and John McIntyre

2010

Glyn Strange

2009

No award

2008

Lois Rout

2007

Kāterina MatairaCover of Cry-Baby Moon

2006

Frances Plumpton

2005

John McKenzie

2004

Ray Richards

2003

Jean BennettCover of Below the Mountains

2002

Barbara Murison

2001

Veda Pickles

2000

No award

1999

Betty GilderdaleCover of The Little Yellow Digger

1998

Phyllis Johnston

1997

Diane and Gary Hebley

1996

Graham Beattie

1995

No award

1994

Ron BaconCover of A Tamure me te Taniwha

1993

Jo Noble

1992

Elsie Locke

1991

Dorothy Butler

1990

Eve Sutton

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