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Quiz: Pride

The last two months have been significant for Aotearoa’s LGBTQIA+ community, with several major Pride events being celebrated across the country—so this month’s quiz is centred on the people, pukapuka, and events that make up New Zealand’s queer community.  Questions…

My Creative Rights: What is it and how will it help creators?

Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) has launched a new service that allows users to store their work, contracts and related documents, as well as access personalised rights information and legal advice. The Sapling explains MyCreativeRights and CLNZ chief executive Sam…

From the Shop Floor: The Kiwi Kids’ Bookstore

The Kiwi Kids’ Bookstore is an online bookstore that exclusively sells children’s and YA books by New Zealand authors and illustrators. It’s run by New Zealand author Kate Gordon-Smith, who writes junior fiction adventures and mysteries. Give us a one-paragraph…

School Librarians of Aotearoa: Alan Dingley

Alan Dingley, as well as being Aotearoa’s Te Awhi Rito Reading Ambassador, is the Library Manager at Freyberg High School in Palmerston North. Here he tells us about his journey to becoming a librarian, and the passion he has for…

Quiz: Booklovers Awards 2024

The 2024 Booklovers Awards shortlist has just been announced. How much do you know about this year’s shortlisted titles, authors, and categories? Rack your brains with our first quiz of the year, focused on all things Booklovers Awards-related! Questions 1….

The Reckoning: Lost in Translation?

Award-winning author Melinda Szymanik shares her realisations about the skills and challenges involved in translating children’s books. Prompted by the publication of her books in foreign languages, Szymanik talks to Bill Nagelkerke about his experiences of translating and all that…

The Sampling: The Impossible Story of Hannah Kemp

By Leonie Agnew This Sampling was provided by the publisher for a limited time only. It is no longer available. As part of our Summer Excerpt Series, we are showcasing the junior and YA 2023 Storylines Notable Books, and this…