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KidsBooksNZ · 5d ago

Three Great New Picture Books…

Witch’s Cat Wantedby Joy H. Davidson, illus. Nikki Slade Robinson, Scholastic NZThis is the 2015 winner of Storylines’ Joy Cowley Award for an unpublished picture book manuscript. It’s a del...
KidsBooksNZ · 1W ago

A new gripping story from David Hill

Flight Path by David Hill, Penguin Random House NZWith this gripping story David Hill continues his series of award-winning YA books on the World Wars, following on from Enemy Camp, Brave Company, and My Brother’s War. It’s satisfying to see so many ...
KidsBooksNZ · 1W ago

New Books from Book Island Press

Here Comes Mr Postmouse by Marianne Dubuc, Book Island (www.bookisland.co.uk) Fox and Goldfishby Nils Pieters, Book IslandBook Island was set up in New Zealand in 2012 by Belgian-born transl...
KidsBooksNZ · 1W ago

For Dads to Buy for Mothers’ Day…

A Mother’s Day Dilemma by Juliette MacIver and Janine Millington, Scholastic NZJuliette MacIver should be familiar to anyone involved in children’s literature, with her most famous rhyming p...
KidsBooksNZ · 2W ago

Two fun junior fiction titles

Sunken Forest by Des Hunt, Scholastic NZSince he began writing children’s fiction in the 1990s Des Hunt has published over 20 books. He’s captured an important part of the market with his combination of adventure and eco-science in a New Zealand sett...
KidsBooksNZ · 3W ago

Fantastical fiction for children

Hot Air by Donovan Bixley, Upstart PressThis is the second title in Donovan’s illustrated storybook series called Flying Furballs. If you don’t remember the first title (Dogfight), the series focuses on a faux-World War II scenario where the Cat Alli...
KidsBooksNZ · 3W ago

Picture Song Book review

10 Greedy Goats, pictures by Deborah Hinde, sung by Pio Terei, Maori lyrics by Ngaere Roberts, Scholastic New ZealandYes, it’s another one in Scholastic’s series of picture songbooks and CDs...
KidsBooksNZ · 3W ago

New from Makaro Press

The Sam & Lucy Fables by Alan Bagnall and Sarah Wilkins, Makaro PressThe first thing that strikes me about this little book is that it looks and feels friendly. The stories are very short, there’s lots of white space on the pages, and the illustratio...
KidsBooksNZ · 1M ago

Latest titles from Scholastic

Dinosaur Trouble: The Great Egg Stink by Kyle Mewburn and Donovan Bixley, Scholastic NZThe...
KidsBooksNZ · 1M ago

Makaro Press Blog Tour

Lonesome When You Goby Saradha Koirala, Makaro Press"I look to my band mates. They’rewide-eyed. It’s time to put ourrock faces on. My fingers onthe strings, my shoulder underthe strap of the bass, my feet onthe floor – every part of me burns."Not onl...