September 17, 2019

Here's the latest in exciting new picture books here in Aotearoa, reviewed by Nida Fiazi – incl...

June 20, 2019

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

November 29, 2018

Hardcover non-fiction or poetry can be a great choice of gift for the special or hard-to-buy-fo...

November 27, 2018

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

November 20, 2018

Do you want to be sure you're getting top-shelf books for your favourite people this Christmas...

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...

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...

June 28, 2018

As World Cup Fever sweeps, well, some of the nation, how well do you know your Aotearoa sporty...

June 1, 2018

Since Beatrix Potter and before, animals have been a staple subject of children's literature. H...

December 14, 2017

Esther Kiernan reviews four very different recent releases from Aotearoa, taking in a few centu...

November 26, 2017

Of the hundreds of children's books featuring our national bird, here are some all-stars that w...

November 21, 2017

Do you want to be sure you're getting top-shelf books for your favourite people this Christmas...

November 1, 2017

Today Kura Rutherford introduces Dr Darryn Joseph (Ngāti Maniapoto), a writer, dad, illustrator...

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