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KidsBooksNZ · 15h ago

Two book reviews hiding

Rasmas by Elizabeth Pulford, illus. Jenny Cooper, Scholastic New ZealandBoth author and illustrator are experts at their craft, and their skill is evident in the light touch they use for thi...
KidsBooksNZ · 1d ago

Two quirky picture books…

Wildboy: the boy who walked around New Zealand by Brando Yelavich, illus. Donella Yelavich, Penguin Random HouseYou may have already heard of Wildboy because he has published two books for a...
KidsBooksNZ · 1W ago

A book that combines cooking and science experiments!

The Kitchen Science Cookbook by Dr Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl Labs)The name 'Nanogirl' s...
KidsBooksNZ · 2W ago

A book for all ages

ANZAC Animals by Maria Gill, illus. Marco Ivančić, Scholastic NZThis is the kind of book where you flick through to have a little read for a few minutes … and an hour later you’re still sitting there, lost in the stories and pictures. Maria has follo...
KidsBooksNZ · 2W ago

Inspiring book for Under 5s

KIWICORN by Kat Merewether (Illustrated Publishing)I can't remember reading such a positive affirmation type book for young readers before. I can imagine little 3-4 year old young children l...
KidsBooksNZ · 2W ago

Inspiring books for girls

Go Girl: A storybook of Epic New Zealand Women by Barbara Else (Penguin)It's very appropriate in the year that we commemorate 100 years since New Zealand women were given the right to vote that there are a plethora of books about outstanding women. G...
KidsBooksNZ · 2W ago

Two new picture books for reading aloud…

I Am Jellyfish by Ruth Paul, Penguin Random House NZFancy writing a story about a jellyfish! But here she is on the front cover, soft and white and blobby, smiling peacefully at us. What’s m...
KidsBooksNZ · 1M ago

Anzac stories to treasure

The Anzac Violin: Alexander Aitken's Story by Jennifer Beck and Robyn Belton (Scholastic)Jennifer Beck and Robyn Belton have done it again. They - along with the team at Scholastic - have pr...
KidsBooksNZ · 1M ago

Learn Te Reo Maori

A Māori Word a Day: 365 words to kickstart your reo by Hemi Kelly (Penguin)I own a few Māori language books and a dictionary and find them very helpful. I love the online Māori dictionary; u...
KidsBooksNZ · 1M ago

Environmental themes…

Up the River: Explore & Discover New Zealand’s rivers, lakes & wetlands, by Gillian Candler & Ned Barraud, Potton & BurtonThere have been five previous titles in this excellent series – stud...