Rebekah Fraser

Rebekah is an Otago-based mother of two young girls. The former journalist and primary school teacher has a soft spot for New Zealand authors and young adult fiction. Follow her on Twitter.


Summer Days by various authors

The golden days of summer are celebrated in this beautiful collection of children’s stories and poems. Dive in to find all sorts of treasures by well-known New Zealand writers and illustrators, including Margaret Mahy, Joy Cowley, Gavin Bishop, Pamela Allen, Gwenda Turner, Fiona Farrell, Elena de Roo, Melanie Drewery, Sandra Morris, Sue Wootton, Brian Turner, Jenny [...]

Classic Rhymes for Kiwi Kids by Peter Millett and Scott Tulloch

Fred Dagg meets Mother Goose in this hilarious, Kiwi-fied version of popular children’s nursery rhymes. Award-winning author Peter Millett and illustrator Scott Tulloch have teamed up to create this clever read. The Grand Old Duke of York becomes The Grand Old Knight Sir Ed, Auckland Bridge, not London Bridge, is falling, and of course, there’s [...]

How Maui Slowed The Sun by Peter Gossage

The telling of one of the most well-known stories in te ao Māori has been republished to appeal to the youngest of readers. The winner of the Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a much-loved book, How Maui Slowed The Sun, is Peter Gossage’s telling of the tale. While the book had been around for a long time, [...]

False River by Paula Morris

  Riffing on truth, lies, and secrets, this collection uses fiction to explore fact, and fact to explore fiction. This collection of essays and short stories are based around the theme of lying and secret histories. These pieces range the world – from America, to Antwerp to Aotearoa – and talk about writers and writing, [...]

Mission to Motherhood by Amira Mikhail

Imagine if you were told that you may never have children, that you’d never hold your own baby in your arms. And yet, what if you could find a way? Mission to Motherhood will inspire anyone facing the possibility of a childless future. Canadian-born Amira Mikhail shares her powerful story about how she tackled and overcame [...]

Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story, by Gavin Bishop

Over a thousand years ago, the wind, sea currents and stars brought people to the island that became known as Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud. Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story is a richly illustrated visual history of this country we call home. This creative non-fiction story of New Zealand explores defining moments of our [...]

Billy and the Minpins by Roald Dahl

From Matilda to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG, the collaboration between Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake has captured millions of children’s imaginations for nearly forty years. First published as The Minpins in 1991, this was Dahl’s last book for children, and remained – until now – the only Dahl children’s book not to be illustrated by Blake. To celebrate the [...]

Thank you, Mr Panda by Steve Antony

Mr Panda is happy to help his friends prepare for a special surprise, so long as they remember to use their manners. The delightful Mr Panda, Lemur and a bunch of new friends are back for a third hilarious story about the importance of good manners. Steve Antony, who is both author and illustrator, has had a [...]

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