Kids Aged 10-12

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… Read More

If you love the idea of a giant pig in a swim suit, a host of mush-zombie like creatures with a special emphasis on the pronunciation of the letter ‘s’, plus a host of other eccentric characters battling for the possession of ancient magic amidst the underground rivers of London’s sewage system, then The Secret… Read More

Alex is on a mission to send his golden ipod into space. It will be like the Voyager Golden Records, except it will contain all the sounds Alex records of the life around him. To launch his ipod, Alex is heading to SHARF, or the Southwest High-Altitude Rocket Festival. He has booked his tickets, packed… Read More

Doug Wilson has written the Tom Hassler series of children’s books, and now he turns his attention to a survival tale set in New Zealand. Twelve-year-old Rachel and her ten-year-old brother Sam are home alone with their dog Choky when Central North Island is shaken by a series of earthquakes.  Mount Ruapehu erupts, and then… Read More

Every New Zealander should already know the myth of Māui and how he tamed the sun with the help of his brothers. This modern bilingual retelling of the story will bring the story to life for younger readers. Award-winning author and illustrator team Tim Tipene and Zak Waipara set the modern Māui as a schoolboy… Read More

Discover our beautiful country with this fun lift-the-flap treasure hunt, celebrating Aotearoa. Girl and Bird head off on an adventure around New Zealand and need help to follow the clues to find out where they will be heading next. From city to shore, north to south and east to west, there'll be some familiar places… Read More

Let's cut to the chase: get a copy of See Play Do for every child you know this Christmas. See Play Do is a children's activity book jam-packed with art ideas, recipes, and indoor and outdoor play ideas. But it is so much more than that. It encourages creative thought processes and celebrates art and the act of creation… Read More

12 beautiful huia birds play and sing in the forest. But is that a canoe arriving? A rat sniffling? A ship on the horizon? One by one, the huia start to disappear – what will remain? 12 Huia Birds is the beautiful but haunting story of one of our country's most beloved native birds. The book… Read More

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