September 8, 2020

Reviewer Rachel Moore goes on a journey into her backyard, before shooting into space, then coming back to New Zealand f...

August 27, 2020

Here's the latest in brilliant Kiwi picture books, reviewed by co-founder Jane Arthur. Whether you're looking to learn a...

August 17, 2020

Whether you're in Level 3 in Tāmaki or Level 2 elsewhere in the country, it's definitely a good time to be curling up so...

August 3, 2020

To kick the month off right, we've got four wonderful books from New Zealand publishers, with everything from a parable...

Our coverage of the category finalists continues with reviews from a couple of talented tamariki. Elliah and Hineraukura...

July 15, 2020

Here are some awesome new book reviews from Mikaere Flavell! He read the books with his niece Māia and wrote up his thou...

July 14, 2020

He arotakenga pukapuka hou nā Mikaere Flavell ēnei! I pānuitia ngā pukapuka e Mikaere rāua ko tāna irāmutu, ā, i tuhituh...

David Riley's books bring attention to amazing Pasifika people – both those here in Aotearoa and throughout Polynesia an...

June 4, 2020

If there is one thing we can be sure of in New Zealand publishing, it's that there will be at least a dozen kiwi books p...

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...

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