November 14, 2019
Verse novels have been around for a number of years now and while they may never flood the market, their appeal is growi...
November 12, 2019
Here's a fresh instalment of the Margaret Mahy Questionnaire, featuring author, playwright, poet and creative writing tu...
November 5, 2019
How's your reo Māori looking? Can you pick which is MEKA (true) and which is TEKA (false) when figuring out the correct...
November 3, 2019
Isa Pearl Ritchie
Some mysterious middle-grade reading for you today, in the form of a new Sampling! Here's the prologue and first two cha...
October 29, 2019
Earlier this year, Hachette New Zealand ran a unique competition: seeking new illustration concepts for Margaret Mahy's...
October 28, 2019
The latest addition to our growing collection of Margaret Mahy Questionnaire responses comes from the amazing Tim Tipene...
October 16, 2019
Love it or hate it, social media is a part of our life. But does an author really need it? Elissa Weismann swore off Fac...
October 8, 2019
How well do you remember the tasty morsels in the illustrations of your favourite picture books? See if you can get 12/1...
October 3, 2019
Linda Jane Keegan
Do you know any kids who love to explore and discover? Nature lover and environmental educator Linda Jane Keegan gives a...
October 1, 2019
We're delighted to share our latest Sampling with you – a brand new fantastical young adult novel from the beloved Sherr...
September 30, 2019
For this month's School Librarian of Aotearoa, we are delighted to introduce Esther Casey, who teaches in Te Puna Ngoi,...
September 23, 2019
Thalia Kehoe Rowden
The Sapling's own co-editor Thalia Kehoe Rowden has just had her first picture book published by Scholastic – Rugby 1 2...
September 19, 2019
In response to a request The Sapling put out on Twitter, teacher and author Sarina Dickson has compiled this wonderful l...
September 16, 2019
You know it, you love it – it's the Mahy Questionnaire! This month we are featuring the prolific Donovan Bixley. Bixley,...
September 12, 2019
New research on teaching Māori language in English-medium schools could make a huge impact on how te reo Māori is delive...