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.

Books

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 [...]

The Book of Emma Reyes by Emma Reyes

This astonishing memoir of a childhood lived in extreme poverty in Latin America was hailed as an instant classic following its publication in Colombia in 2012, almost a decade after the death of its author. Now translated into English, The Book of Emma Reyes describes in vivid detail, the remarkable courage and imagination of a young girl [...]

Gather the Daughters, by Jennie Melamed

Years ago, just before the country was incinerated to wasteland, ten men and their families colonised an island off the coast. They built a radical society of ancestor worship, controlled breeding, and the strict rationing of knowledge and history. On the island, boys grow up knowing they will one day reign, while girls know they [...]

New Zealand Secondary Schools and Your Child by Bali Haque

Navigating secondary school can be overwhelming for both families and students. From choosing the right school, understanding what gets taught and why, to bullying, and how to survive parent interviews, this new guide will help make those tumultuous years a little easier. Well-known and respected within education circles, Bali Haque has put his extensive knowledge [...]

Decline & Fall on Savage Street, by Fiona Farrell

The story begins in 1901 and concludes in the winter of 2012. At its centre is a house with a fanciful little turret, built by a river in Christchurch. Over time the land will be subdivided and the single building becomes home to a succession of assorted people enduring the twists and turns of history. Decline & [...]

I Love Dad By The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The world's most famous caterpillar is back. This gorgeous little book is the perfect way to let the person you call 'Dad' know just how much he means to you. Released right on time for Father's Day, the Very Hungry Caterpillar spreads a little message of love, perfect for every father figure. The cute little [...]

Play, by Jez Alborough

Bobo the chimp is back in this adorable picture book for every little monkey that doesn't want to go to bed yet. The sun is still up but little Bobo wants to play with his jungle friends. Sneaking out of his treetop house, Bobo goes out to play, but soon finds himself lost in the dark [...]

Pieces of You, Eileen Merriman

Fifteen-year-old Rebecca McQuilten moves with her parents from Dunedin to Auckland. Lonely, but trying to fit in, she goes to a party, and that's where things really fall apart. Things begin to look up when she meets her gregarious sixteen-year-old neighbour, Cory Marshall, and he helps her piece her life back together. But that's before [...]

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