Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned. See more kids literary prize winners.
Storylines offers eight awards to writers, illustrators, publishers and those working in the field of children’s literature and literacy. Find out more on the Storylines Awards page.
- Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Lecture Award for lifetime achievement and a distinguished contribution to New Zealand children’s literature and literacy.
- Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award for outstanding service to New Zealand children’s literature and literacy.
- Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award for a children's novel manuscript by an unpublished writer, in association with Scholastic New Zealand, opens a new window.
- Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book.
- Storylines Joy Cowley Award for a picture book text, in association with Scholastic New Zealand, opens a new window.
- Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for a previously unpublished picture book illustrator, in association with Penguin Random House New Zealand, opens a new window. , opens a new window
- Storylines Tessa Duder Award for a young adult novel manuscript, open to published and unpublished writers in association with Walker Books Australia., opens a new window
- Storylines Te Kahurangi Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira Award is for a manuscript written originally in te reo Māori.
Storylines: Children’s Literature Foundation of New Zealand also produces a list of Notable New Zealand Books.