November 10, 2019

Alex still stands out in editor Sarah's mind as one of the best flawed, real female characters...

October 24, 2019

Australian author and editor Davina Bell is an exceptional storyteller for kids aged 2 to 12. H...

August 16, 2019

Sarah Forster reviews current releases Harriet and the eye of the Bird, Bonjour Lucy Bee and Th...

July 4, 2019

Fantasy's a funny word for the genre of imaginative worlds, considering how many of the places...

March 25, 2019

Sarah Forster reviews another fantastic YA book by Eileen Merriman, and a book by Philippa Werr...

February 27, 2019

The only thing these two books have in common is that they are absolutely stunning, and they ar...

November 27, 2018

On 28 November 1893, Māori and European women voted in national elections for the first time in...

October 25, 2018

Sarah Forster reviews three fantastic new New Zealand YA titles. These are three quite differen...

October 18, 2018

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a published writer. As I grew older, I became more cynical abo...

September 6, 2018

Sarah Forster reviews of two new junior fiction titles for kids pitched into that tricky junior...

August 15, 2018

Dear Donald Trump, by Sophie Siers and Anne Villeneuve 


This book is gold! Dear Donald Trump te...

July 11, 2018

Split consciousness features in very different ways in these two wonderful junior fiction title...

June 13, 2018

As part of our coverage of this year's NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, we asked t...

June 5, 2018

The NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are a unique celebration of the contribution N...

May 30, 2018

Mandy Hager and Helen Vivienne Fletcher are both Wellington-based writers of YA and other thing...

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