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.
Inaugurated in 2002 and sponsored by Scholastic New Zealand, this Award is given annually, when merited, for a 32 page picture book manuscript of not more than 1000 words for either very young or older children. This award is open to all New Zealand residents, and offers the opportunity to work with Joy herself on the manuscript, a monetary award of $1500 and an offer of publication by Scholastic NZ. Closing date for submission of manuscripts is 31 October each year. For more information on the award, visit the Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust website.
Find out more on our Storylines Awards page.
Melanie Koster, manuscript titled Tama and the Taniwha
Kirsty Wadsworth, manuscript titled Īhaka, the Unexpected Visitor
Janelle Wilkey for Mrs Brook’s Chook published as Omeletta Hen
Elaine Bickell for manuscript published as The little ghost who lost her Boo
The curious ar-chew Sarah Grundy
Witch's Cat Wanted, Apply Within. Joy H Davidson
Stan and the Van Emma Vere-Jones
I can’t imagine how it happened Aimee McNaughton
Alphabet squabble Isaac Drought
Wooden arms Sarah Johnson
Out of bed, Fred! Lucy Davey
Magpie mischief June Peka
Tiny Miss Dott and her dotty umbrella Michelle Osment
The puppet box Moira Wairama
Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! Kyle Mewburn
The waka Jean Prior
The biggest number in the universe Julie Leibrich