June 29, 2020

Amy Haarhoff won the 2019 Storylines Gavin Bishop Award, and The Midnight Adventures of Ruru and Kiwi was published in A...

June 28, 2020

Our next top bookseller picks comes from the delightful little corner of Nelson that is VOLUME. Stella Chrysostomou and...

June 25, 2020

Giselle has visited the theme of anthropomorphism in her comics in the past⁠—remember birds with arms?⁠—but recently she...

June 17, 2020

In the last couple of months, we have seen the effects of COVID-19 wreak havoc worldwide. The mental health of both chil...

June 15, 2020

Jackie Clark is a woman who gets stuff done. She may be familiar to readers of The Sapling as the founder of The Aunties...

June 10, 2020

This year's NZCYA Awards coverage kicks off with the Russell Clark Award for Illustration Award finalists! We have some...

June 8, 2020

Hannah Benbow is the comics and cartoons librarian at the Alexander  Turnbull Library in Wellington – and she draws on t...

June 3, 2020

The annual New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are a highly anticipated part of the Aotearoa literary...

May 28, 2020

It's a feeling all booksellers know too well. A book is one of your eternal favourites, you have perfected your sales sp...

May 26, 2020

Dahlia Malaeulu found herself writing every day in lockdown, drafting 12 stories in seven days before realising what we...

May 25, 2020

Manuia le Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa 2020 - Happy Samoa Language Week 2020! Today we have an extract from Teine Sāmoa, by...

May 22, 2020

Nalini Singh, author of the New York Times bestselling Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series, reminisces about the stor...

May 21, 2020

How well do you know your books of Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa? Here's a classic Sapling multiple-choice quiz to get you scratch...

May 18, 2020

How many books have you read about Muslims since the Christchurch mosque shootings? How many have you read in your lifet...

We've canvassed so many amazing bookshops in our From The Shop Floor feature over the years, and it only seemed right to...

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