Drew Thompson

Drew Thompson Drew operates a successful hobby farm for pampered cattle in rural South Auckland. He once dabbled in education, where he discovered any book was a good book. As with most ex-teachers, he realised he was better off spending his time and patience on his own awesome children.



Break Points: How to Shift Your Business to the Next Level, by Dr Mike Ashby

Small business owners are some of the hardest working and also some of the most stressed people you will meet. They can also be some of the most successful people you know, but also some of the least successful people as well. So, what sets a successful entrepreneur apart from those who don’t make it? Probably [...]

Hairy Maclary and Friends: Cuddle and Play, by Lynley Dodd

The Hairy Maclary series is a very popular series at our house. Even our 13 year old will read them, just not admit that he does. Our biggest reader is actually our 20 month old toddler, he can’t get enough of books and ones that make noises when you squish them? Yeah, you can bet [...]

Guinness Book of Records 2016

Guinness Book of Records 2016

The book to settle all arguments. If you didn’t know, Guinness started this book to stop bar fights. Drunken Irish folk would often find themselves locked in highly intellectual debates about who reached the south pole first (Roald Amundsen in 1911 – pg 193) or who was the first to circumnavigate the earth (Lt. Smith [...]

First to the Top

First to the Top, by David Hill

In First to the Top, Sir Edumund Hilary’s Amazing Everest Adventure, prolific New Zealand writer for Children and Young Adults, David Hill, has taken on the task of bringing one of our most beloved hero’s to life in this brief biography of Sir Edmund Hillary. It’s a terrific story, and Hill brings it to life [...]

Bull Rush

Bull Rush: A celebration of the Great New Zealand Game, by David Slack

There is always something special about 80’s nostalgia. Perhaps it’s getting a little bit too much at times, such as the incredible increase in beards around town these days. There was a time when beards were only for your feral uncle from the South Island, these days I see beards everywhere. David Slack has put [...]

Great White Man Eating Shark

The Great White Man Eating Shark, by Margaret Mahy

In the past few weeks there has been a little bit of a furore around sharks. Three time world champion surfer Mick Fanning had bit of a run in with a large sharky type creature in the water on live TV and sharks were once again thrust into the limelight for all the wrong reasons. The [...]

Ghost Flight by Bear Grylls

Ghost Flight, by Bear Grylls

I’ve always got time for Bear. Except for his latest TV show. What a pile of poop that is. To be fair, his heart’s not really in it… and neither is he for that matter. It reminds me of an interview I once did with Michael Caine regarding him starring in Jaws 4. I asked [...]

Ardennes 1944 Antony Beevor

Ardennes 1944: Hitler’s Last Gamble, by Antony Beevor

There are three historical authors that I get out of bed for, Stephen Ambrose, Peter Fitzsimon and this guy, Antony Beevor. I first encountered his writing when I read Berlin: The Downfall 1945, I then had to immediately read Stalingrad to understand just how dark the Russians were when they sought revenge in Berlin. Note: [...]

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