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KidsBooksNZ · 1d ago

Scholastic's latest picture book offerings

The Singing Dolphin: Te Aihe i Waiata by Mere Whaanga, Scholastic NZThis accomplished author/illustrator has produced several books for children; probably the most well-known is Tangaroa’s G...
KidsBooksNZ · 2W ago

Stories, Activities and fun - all in one book

ANNUAL edited by Kate de Goldi and Susan Paris (Gecko Press)Kate de Goldi and Susan Paris ...
KidsBooksNZ · 2W ago

A book of Maori Wisdom

Mauri Ora: Wisdom from the Maori World by Peter Alsop & Te Ray Kupenga (Potton & Burton)Mauri Ora is a beautiful book to hold. From the engaging photo on the front of a mother and baby shari...
KidsBooksNZ · 2W ago

A heartwarming children's war book

Torty and the Soldier: A story of a true WWI survivor by Jennifer Beck, Fifi Colston (Scholastic)Stewart Little (the real one, not the movie character) had been walking to a field hospital i...
KidsBooksNZ · 2W ago

Tania Roxborogh's latest books

Bastion Point: 507 Days on Takaparawha by Tania Roxborogh (Scholastic)(MY New Zealand Story series)I was a teenager in the 1970s and can remember the Bastion Point protest. Newspaper and TV news reportage on the occupation were biased against Ngati W...
KidsBooksNZ · 1M ago

Maurice Gee is back!

The Severed Land by Maurice Gee (Penguin)It’s been a while since Maurice Gee has written for young adults and all I can say is WELCOME BACK! Maurice has written a fantasy-alternative future-adventure type story with a strong female protagonist and gr...
KidsBooksNZ · 2M ago

Favourite book of 2016

Snark: Being a true history of the expedition that discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock ... and its tragic aftermath by David Elliot after Lewis Carroll (Otago University Press) Every now...
KidsBooksNZ · 3M ago

A great Christmas book for 4-6 year olds

Hare by Deborah Hinde (PictureBook Publishing)I showed this book to my writers’ group and they all oohed and aahed over it. Illustrator Heather Arnold thought the art work very captivating a...
KidsBooksNZ · 3M ago

Heather Hunt's latest book

The Cuckoo and the Warbler: A true New Zealand story by Heather Hunt and Kennedy Warne (Potton & Burton)The Cuckoo and the Warbler is an excellent example of creative non-fiction writing. It...
KidsBooksNZ · 4M ago

Jane Bloomfield Queen-of-Humour-for-kids NZ style

Lily Max: Slope, Style, Fashion by Jane Bloomfield, illustrations by Guy Fisher (Luncheon Sausage Books)Jane Bloomfield and Guy Fisher collaborate again for the second book in the Lily Max series. It’s not surprising Jane has set this book mostly on ...