September 2, 2020

If you are as committed to children's books as Giselle and The Sapling team are, no doubt you'v...

June 25, 2020

Giselle has visited the theme of anthropomorphism in her comics in the past⁠—remember birds wit...

April 19, 2020

Today is editor Sarah's birthday, and she's going to shelter in one of her favourite books. Wou...

February 13, 2020

Today is apparently the day for romance, and what can be more romantic than working on a pictur...

December 18, 2019

The editors of The Sapling all love a good kids' Christmas book. This comic celebrates the book...

October 20, 2019

We love comics, and we love the artists behind them! So for this month's Giselle Clarkson comic...

August 18, 2019

Giselle Clarkson wrestles with imposter syndrome in her most recent comic. Giselle has also ill...

June 20, 2019

Penguins have appeared in famed picture books with relative frequency over the years – and not...

April 22, 2019

Many of the awards for children's literature in New Zealand (bestowed by either Storylines or t...

March 14, 2019

This is a momentous occasion: it's the second anniversary of Giselle Clarkson Comics on The Sap...

February 13, 2019

Do you recognise the name Avis Acres? Giselle Clarkson fills us in on the importance of this ea...

December 16, 2018

As we near the end of 2018, our cool and clever illustrator, Giselle Clarkson, reaches Peak Ado...

October 9, 2018

Is there any experience more universal than inappropriate laughing fits? Here, illustrator Gise...

September 4, 2018

In the 16th of our regular comics from Giselle Clarkson, she ruminates on the unusual history o...

July 23, 2018

As part of our coverage for this year's NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, we asked...

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