November 19, 2019

Have you read many comics with Deaf characters using sign language? How about queer characters and environmental themes?...

November 6, 2019

Ross Kinnaird has been a children's book illustrator for 15 years, and his first and most recent collaborations were bot...

October 24, 2019

Australian author and editor Davina Bell is an exceptional storyteller for kids aged 2 to 12. Her broad range of books i...

October 20, 2019

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

October 15, 2019

We are pleased to present a regular series highlighting the work, expertise and enthusiasm of some of the greatest child...

September 24, 2019

One of the titles released in the wake of the 250th anniversary commemorations of Cook's arrival in Aotearoa is The Adve...

Amanda Noblett (Tainui, Waikato, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Pākehā) plays the kuia in Te Kuia me te Pūngāwerewere, Taki Rua...

September 8, 2019

In celebration of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, our 2019 guest editor Kura Rutherford spoke to actor, writer, and activist Raw...

August 13, 2019

Sāmoan illustrator Michel Mulipola recently sat down with Tokelauan/Sāmoan artist Moses Viliamu at the Whitireia Polytec...

August 9, 2019

Paula Green is one of New Zealand’s most (probably the most) energetic and passionate ambassadors for poetry ever. She h...

July 25, 2019

The Sapling has asked two first-time middle-grade authors, Felicity Williams and Weng Wai Chan, to interview one another...

July 15, 2019

Another week, another category of NZCYA Award finalists to highlight! Today, it's the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction...

July 8, 2019

As the next instalment in our coverage of this year's NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, we asked the five fi...

May 29, 2019

Morris Gleitzman, acclaimed author of Toad Rage and many other books, is the 2018–19 Australian Children’s Laureate – th...

May 12, 2019

Fossils, e-bikes, sci-fi movies, teenage hoons, an abandoned mine, step-grandparents, a big Lotto win in a small kiwi to...

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