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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… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

Finally the mystery of the missing sock has been solved! Sarah’s mother is tired of finding odd socks in the laundry basket. While she thinks the puppy is responsible, Sarah knows better. And her mother mustn’t find out the truth. The Great Sock Secret is a fantastical adventure into an imaginative fairy-filled world. While the story… 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

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