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...
August 16, 2019
Sarah Forster reviews current releases Harriet and the eye of the Bird, Bonjour Lucy Bee and The Invincibles: Power Up! ...
August 1, 2019
Board books including English and Te Reo Māori for basic concepts are being welcomed with open arms by young families al...
July 23, 2019
Helen Vivienne Fletcher
Each of these vibrant, colourful books comes from an independent publisher. Helen Vivienne Fletcher finds a lot to love...
July 21, 2019
Stella Weston & Tasmyn Kibblewhite
The Young Adult finalists in the NZCYA Awards encompass a variety of approaches to fantasy, a touch of dystopia, politic...
July 10, 2019
Rachel Moore reviews five new New Zealand picture books, which cover everything from the beauty and brutality of nature,...