January 21, 2020
Gordon Ell & Sarah Ell
There has been an enormous amount of amazing local non-fiction in recent months – and here's a...
December 18, 2019
The editors of The Sapling all love a good kids' Christmas book. This comic celebrates the book...
December 17, 2019
It has been a tremendous year for children's non-fiction literature from little old Aotearoa. H...
December 12, 2019
Here's a fiendishly tricky one: can you match the quote to the 2019 middle reader or YA new rel...
December 11, 2019
Gillian Candler and Janet Hunt are writers of factual books for children and adults about New Z...
December 5, 2019
“The death of YA – it’s a thing believe me. Google it.”
It was a fleeting comment at a writer’s...
He Paki Taonga i a Māui and its English companion, Māui’s Taonga Tales, are the first children’...
December 4, 2019
Kāhore anō kia kitea tētahi pukapuka pēnei i te ao. He kohinga kōrero hei whakaoreore i ngā ngā...
December 2, 2019
We are pleased to present a regular series highlighting the work, expertise and enthusiasm of s...
November 29, 2019
For our latest School Librarian of Aotearoa feature, we hear from Kowhai Intermediate's Jude Ar...
November 26, 2019
From curious noises to sneaky felines to whānau-focused native birds, we've got a cracker of a...
November 25, 2019
Children and young adults in Aotearoa are particularly attuned to natural disasters. In today's...
November 19, 2019
Have you read many comics with Deaf characters using sign language? How about queer characters...
November 14, 2019
Verse novels have been around for a number of years now and while they may never flood the mark...
November 12, 2019
Rachel Moore has read and reviewed three new books for the middle grade space – two excellent c...