Giselle Clarkson

Q&A: Pukapuka Adventures at Auckland Writers Festival

The 2024 Auckland Writers Festival is coming up in a week with events taking place from 14 – 19 May. We asked the children’s events programmer Gabrielle Vincent about what’s going on for kids at the festival, and especially about…

The Giselle Clarkson Comic: Number 41

Giselle Clarkson is kicking off her comics this year with the book character dress-up equivalent of kids running around shouting at panicking younger and smaller-vocabularied children that their epidermis is showing.

The Giselle Clarkson Comic: Number 40

The Giselle Clarkson Comic has reached its fortieth post and what better way to celebrate than by giving someone a book. That you inscribed, maybe even in pen, with a personal message. Do you dare?

Reviews: Six Non-Fiction Nature Books

Sapling editor and self-confessed nature nerd, Linda Jane Keegan, reviews an amazing selection of books about the world around us. Look up close at tiny creatures from land to sea, to far, far away into the night sky. These would…

The Reckoning: Science in Comics

Comics and graphic novels are a wonderful medium for kids and adults alike. Science communicator Katherine Hurst talks us through how science is portrayed in comic form and gives some great examples. It’s 2023, so hopefully there’s nobody out there…

Interview: Giselle Clarkson, Arts Laureate

This month, the children’s book community of Aotearoa New Zealand – and anyone who’s every interacted with her, probably – was collectively delighted to learn that illustrator Giselle Clarkson is one of the 2023 Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi Laureates….

The Giselle Clarkson Comic: Number 38

Do descriptions of food in books have you drooling or recoiling in disgust? This edition of the Giselle Clarkson comic delves into the delights and despair of the culinary in children’s literature.

A Book Lover’s Dream: A Review of Featherston Booktown

Sapling editor Hannah Marshall tapped into her inner journalist to attend the Featherston Booktown festival earlier this month. Her findings are reported here (spoiler: she loved every minute of it). On any ordinary day, the small southern Wairarapa town of…