Last year we shared with you a Sampling from Gwendoline Smith's bestseller The Book of Knowing. And this year, Dr Know i...

January 21, 2020

There has been an enormous amount of amazing local non-fiction in recent months – and here's a taster of one of those re...

December 12, 2019

Here's a fiendishly tricky one: can you match the quote to the 2019 middle reader or YA new release? For consistency – a...

December 5, 2019

“The death of YA – it’s a thing believe me. Google it.”

It was a fleeting comment at a writer’s festival as we moved betw...

November 29, 2019

For our latest School Librarian of Aotearoa feature, we hear from Kowhai Intermediate's Jude Armstrong, who shares the i...

November 25, 2019

Children and young adults in Aotearoa are particularly attuned to natural disasters. In today's book list, Miriam Hurst...

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

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

Do you know any kids who love to explore and discover? Nature lover and environmental educator Linda Jane Keegan gives a...

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