July 4, 2019

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

September 30, 2018

What makes a bestselling New Zealand kids book? This list looks at eight of the bestselling kid...

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...

This set of reviews includes everything from kidnapping to faraway kingdoms, pig-hunting to the...

March 5, 2018

The Sapling launched exactly one year ago today. Happy first birthday to us!

From founding edit...

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 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 11, 2017

Like the rest of the New Zealand children's book community, The Sapling has been rocked by the...

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 23, 2017

Barbara Murison, MNZM, was one of the most dedicated supporters of children's literature in New...

May 11, 2017

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

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