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KidsBooksNZ · 2W ago

New reads for 2018…

Cameo, the Street Pony by Kelly Wilson, Penguin Random House NZThis is Book 2 in a “junior fiction series” called Showtym Adventures, inspired by true events from the Wilson Sisters’ childhoods. Book 1 was Dandy, the Mountain Pony. The publishers cal...
KidsBooksNZ · 2W ago

For history enthusiasts…

Letters in a Different War by Joan Braddock, DayStar Books (info@daystarbooks.org) The heroine of this story, Beverley, is in her early teens. It’s 1942 and New Zealanders are suffering under the burden of World War II. Food and petrol rationing, Jap...
KidsBooksNZ · 2W ago

For History Buffs…

Lucy Goes to the Lighthouse by Grant Sheehan, illus. Rosalind Clark, Phantom Tree House (distributor Publishers Distribution Ltd) The first book in the Lighthouse Series was Ivan and the Lig...
KidsBooksNZ · 1M ago

Picture Books from 2017’s Review Stack…

Moo and Moo and the Little Calf Too by Jane Millton, illus. Deborah Hinde, Allen & UnwinTwo cows and a calf became world famous after the Kaikoura earthquake in November 2016 – pictures of t...
KidsBooksNZ · 1M ago

A fascinating read!

How to Mend a Kea by Janet Hunt, Massey University PressThis is subtitled + other fabulous fix-it tales from Wildbase Hospital. The subtitle   provokes curiosity, but before you reach that s...
KidsBooksNZ · 2M ago

A new kiwi book on the scene

It's my egg (and you can't have it) by Heather Hunt and Kennedy Warne (Potton & Burton)A mother kiwi lays an egg, it's now father kiwis job to look after it. While he's incubating it, a rang...
KidsBooksNZ · 2M ago

Connections to the sea…

Abel Tasman: Mapping the Southern Lands by Maria Gill, illus. Marco Ivančić, Scholastic NZ...
KidsBooksNZ · 2M ago

Not New Zealand but a good read…

A Skinful of Shadowsby Frances Hardinge, MacmillanMaybe this was sent for review because Macmillan still have a foothold in the New Zealand market… The award-winning author is very decidedly British, which comes through strongly in the plot and setti...
KidsBooksNZ · 3M ago

Three animal picture books…

The Whale and the Snapper by Jo Van Dam, illus. Richard Hoit, Scholastic NZHere’s another title in Scholastic’s popular Kiwi Corkers series – New Zealand versions of traditional tales. This ...
KidsBooksNZ · 3M ago

New book from Peter Millett and Deborah Hinde

The Kiwi Go Marching One by One by Peter Millett, illustrated by Deborah Hinde (Scholastic)Sung in English and Maori by Jay Laga'aia, translated by Ngaere RobertsThe Kiwi go marching one by ...