Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book

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This award was established in 1999 in memory of writer Gaelyn Gordon (1939-1997), and is presented annually for a book which has not received a major New Zealand award, but has proved an enduring favourite. For more information on the award, visit the Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust website.

Our page on the Storylines Awards.

2019

Catalogue link for The Christmas caravanThe Christmas Caravan Jennifer Beck and illustrated by Robyn Belton

2018

Nicketty-Nacketty Noo-Noo-Noo Joy Cowley and Trace Moroney

2017

Mr McGee Pamela Allen

2016

Cry of the Taniwha Des Hunt

2015

Cover of Little Kiwi is scared of the darkLittle Kiwi is scared of the dark Bob Darroch

2014

Grandma McGarvey Jenny Hessell, illustrated by Trevor Pye

2013

How Maui Slowed the Sun Peter Gossage

2012

Uncle Trev’s teeth Jack Lasenby

2011

Cover of Tangaroas GiftTangaroa’s gift Mere Whaanga-Schollum

2010

The Wednesday wizard Sherryl Jordan

2009

I am not Esthercover: I am not Esther Fleur Beale

2008

My brown bear Barney Dorothy Butler; illustrated by Elizabeth Fuller

2007

Slide the corner Fleur Beale

2006

The nickle nackle tree Lynley Dodd

2005

Night race to Kawau Tessa Duder

2004

Under the mountainCover: Under the Mountain Maurice Gee

2003

The little yellow digger Betty and Alan Gilderdale

2002

See ya, Simon David Hill

2001

Who sank the boat? Pamela Allen

2000

Grandpa’s slippers Joy Watson; illustrated by Wendy Hodder

1999

Cover of The Runaway SettlersThe runaway settlers Elsie Locke; illustrated by Gary Hebley

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