May 1, 2018

Australian author Sue Whiting has written numerous books in a variety of genres: fiction and no...

February 19, 2018

In 2007, when I first encountered Brian Falkner, he was at the top of the national request list...

November 23, 2017

Each of these three action-packed books has a great cast of characters, some daredevil heroes a...

October 27, 2017

While most of our reviews are of NZ titles, occasionally we check out what is being hyped overs...

September 24, 2017

If there is a trend right now in YA publishing, it has to be toward gritty teen drama, usually...

September 20, 2017

The first Annual (Gecko Press) was one of the highlights of the Christmas offer in 2016. So it...

July 31, 2017

Australian author Zana Fraillon is an observer of the unseen: ‘As an author, I am drawn to the...

July 21, 2017

I’ve long maintained that our Young Adult authors are world class. But I’ve frequently heard th...

July 17, 2017

Sarah Forster reviews two recent books, both by debut authors, which are tied together by adven...

June 29, 2017

The Sapling editor Sarah Forster writes about her childhood spent between New Zealand and Austr...

June 4, 2017

What makes a book last? What makes it win? I try to figure this out, as a judge of the NZ Book...

May 31, 2017

Here Comes Mr Postmouse and Postmouse Goes on Holiday are charming creations from French-Canadi...

May 11, 2017

Poet and children’s writer James Norcliffe is a national treasure. He has been involved in the...

April 24, 2017

Anzac Day brings with it a fever pitch of publishing of war books for both children and adults....

April 6, 2017

Storylines Children’s Literature Foundation has given awards for local children’s literature si...

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