May 5, 2020

Fascinating facts aren't just found in Frank Worsley's famous expedition to Antarctica, but also in our local shores, wi...

April 21, 2020

The Sapling co-editor Nida Fiazi reviews the first picture book retelling of her favourite childhood folktale Buz-e-Chin...

April 8, 2020

Rachel Moore reviews the first two titles in the series for mature junior readers. These books deal with many of the iss...

March 31, 2020

As a general rule, March is a delightful time in the book industry, New Zealand. New releases are winging their way thro...

March 12, 2020

There are all manner of different YA titles hitting Aotearoa's shelves this autumn, with a focus on real life storytelli...

March 1, 2020

From forty years in print and still relevant to kids today to the latest picture books in Aotearoa. This selection of pi...

February 23, 2020

The bilingual Simmonds whānau has reviewed two new picture books. Read on to find out what Shirley, Tamihana (10) and Ra...

February 20, 2020

He arotakenga pukapuka ēnei, mō ngā pukapuka pikitia hou nā Kurahau rāua ko Renee Chin. Nā Shirley Simmonds, ko Tamihana...

February 12, 2020

Last year, Gwendoline Smith's The Book of Knowing was a huge hit with teenage readers across the country. Now, Gwendolin...

December 17, 2019

It has been a tremendous year for children's non-fiction literature from little old Aotearoa. Here's our last batch of r...

November 26, 2019

From curious noises to sneaky felines to whānau-focused native birds, we've got a cracker of a line-up of new Kiwi pictu...

November 12, 2019

Rachel Moore has read and reviewed three new books for the middle grade space – two excellent chapter books and a fabulo...

November 10, 2019

Alex still stands out in editor Sarah's mind as one of the best flawed, real female characters ever written in New Zeala...

October 15, 2019

Chapter books and novels are order of the day in our reviewing neighbourhood, with three new books targeted at the junio...

October 14, 2019

This month we have a new te reo Māori title reviewer, Mihi Henare (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Hine, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui), reviewi...

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