October 2, 2018

This month, Kay Benseman and her niece and nephews are reviewing four recently published books,...

September 16, 2018

It seems to impossible to think of a New Zealand childhood without certain things: jandals, gum...

September 6, 2018

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

August 27, 2018

Here are reviews of two new picture books that couldn't be more different! One's a whimsical st...

August 15, 2018

Dear Donald Trump, by Sophie Siers and Anne Villeneuve 


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

August 1, 2018

Three books are finalists for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults Te Kura...

July 26, 2018

Thalia reviews four new picture books from Aotearoa: a whimsical gumshoe story, two books intro...

July 11, 2018

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

July 3, 2018

Author and former bookshop owner Annemarie Florian tells us about three quite different recent...

June 17, 2018

Reviewing three new picture books in te reo Māori today is former teacher, gallery educator, li...

June 11, 2018

A notorious witch, some butterflies, and a fantail that can't stay still. Reviewer Holly Walker...

June 3, 2018

Stories for Boys Who Dare To Be Different (Quercus) is the latest in the worldwide publishing p...

May 30, 2018

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

Each of these vibrant, colourful books comes from an independent publisher. Helen Vivienne Flet...

May 13, 2018

From first readers to well-developed adventure stories, Tim Gruar finds a lot to admire in thes...

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