Kids Aged 0-3

This delightful picture book asks the question, ‘What makes mums so special?’ And it turns out that there are many, everyday things that make mothers special, and I’m sure families will respond well to the story and charming illustrations that depict a variety of family situations that are relatable and gently humorous. One of my… Read More

What do you do when you've forgotten where you've left something? Hare is in a bit of a bother. He had a great idea but now he has lost it. Fantail, Tomtit and the rest of the forest creatures try to help. But nothing works, until Hare has another idea. Author Deborah Hinde has illustrated… Read More

When Santa came to stay by Timothy Knapman tells the tale of what happens when Santa’s house explodes with the pressure of all the toys. He comes and stays with an ordinary family on Christmas Eve. Much good-hearted mess and mayhem occurs, making Mum and Dad very nervous about the state of their house, before… Read More

As one of New Zealand’s most prolific children’s authors, it is fitting that Joy Cowley’s latest book is Hush: A Kiwi Lullaby, a Kiwi version of the classic “Daddy’s going to buy you a mocking bird” traditional lullaby. But Cowley’s lyrics are a twist on the classic, and the book contains the words both in… Read More

It’s great to see well-known New  Zealand illustrator Donovan Bixley turn his hand to bilingual Te Reo/English board books for young readers. Bright and bold, My first board book: Colours and My first board book: Animals are the first in the series of a planned four titles. With the growing use of Maori in early… Read More

Night has fallen, the stars are twinkling in the sky, and as Belle sings a sleep song, she and her best bunny friend Boo are transported to a magical world of imagination. Follow the friends as they explore an enchanting land of dreams, meeting cowboys asleep on the prairie, pirates snoozing in hammocks and fairies… Read More

It's the alphabet as you've never seen it before. The Great Kiwi ABC Book features Donovan Bixley's most popular characters from his uniquely Kiwi, award winning Wheels on the Bus and Old MacDonald's Farm.  Both books are huge hits in our house, and the newest Bixley creation has been a welcome addition to the nightly rotation. We had great fun spotting… Read More

We are great fans of Hairy Maclary and his motley gang in my household. So a new edition to the fold, even if, as a touch and feel version, it’s too young now for my two year old, was eagerly viewed. She knows all the characters by heart. In Snooze with Hairy Maclary Dame Lynley… Read More

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