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...
October 6, 2019
When the review titles arrived this month, my kids called me the Book Queen and hugged the pages to their chests, eyes w...
September 26, 2019
It isn't news to anyone that Aotearoa is currently marking a significant anniversary, as we pass the 250 years since Jam...
September 17, 2019
Here's the latest in exciting new picture books here in Aotearoa, reviewed by Nida Fiazi – including the debut picture b...
September 10, 2019
Students from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o te Tonga o Hokianga
I tēnei putanga whakanui i te Wiki o Te Reo Māori kua kōrero ki ētehi tamariki nō Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o te Tonga o Hok...
September 3, 2019
Here's a peek at three new non-fiction titles, as reviewed by Esther Kiernan (with a little input from her nine-year-old...
August 27, 2019
Susette Goldsmith reviews four fascinating books for older readers: think steampunk shenanigans, paranormal romance, cel...