March 16, 2020

As a nation, we like to think of ourselves as conservation-minded, but that hasn't always been the case. Sarah Ell's new...

March 10, 2020

Your favourite Mahy Questionnaire is back! Our second instalment of the year features author, playwright, poet, columnis...

March 4, 2020

One of the most exciting new artists to pop up on our radar in the last six months has been Laya Mutton-Rogers, the arti...

February 18, 2020

A vast number of households in Aotearoa with a child of 10 or under will be intimately familiar with the engaging, vibra...

February 13, 2020

Today is apparently the day for romance, and what can be more romantic than working on a picture book together? Giselle...

February 10, 2020

Last year two incredible books fell into our laps from titans of the New Zealand literary scene. Both have been recognis...

February 4, 2020

Here's our first Mahy Questionnaire of the year, featuring author, musician, and columnist Mary-Anne Scott. She tells us...

January 28, 2020

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

December 18, 2019

The editors of The Sapling all love a good kids' Christmas book. This comic celebrates the books that Briar, Thalia, Kur...

December 11, 2019

Gillian Candler and Janet Hunt are writers of factual books for children and adults about New Zealand nature. They have...

December 5, 2019

He Paki Taonga i a Māui and its English companion, Māui’s Taonga Tales, are the first children’s books of their kind. Wi...

December 4, 2019

Kāhore anō kia kitea tētahi pukapuka pēnei i te ao. He kohinga kōrero hei whakaoreore i ngā ngākau o ngā tamariki mai i...

December 2, 2019

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

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...

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