Looking for the perfect gift for everyone on your list? Summer is the ideal time for some reading – and books are the perfect Christmas gift.
Penguin Books is New Zealand’s largest book publisher and they’ve selected a list of books that has something for everyone – the reluctant reader, foodies, novel lovers, young readers, and those who will benefit from a book that shows that with your kura huna (your special gifts) you can make a difference too.
The much-anticipated return to the Outlander series
Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone
Jamie and Claire are finally reunited after 20 years apart, but now the American revolution threatens to tear them apart again … A brilliantly satisfying read (and chunky at nearly 1,000 pages long!) for fans of the Outlander books and TV series.
Summer eating inspiration with favourite local ingredients
Nadia Lim is a fan of award-winning food writer Lucy Corry, and you will be too when you discover her original recipes, inspired ideas and wise ways to use New Zealand’s most beloved ingredients. From whitebait to the healing powers of a tin of condensed milk, strawberries to lamb – this book will help you love cooking again and have your children enthusiastically begging for more (maybe).
Perfect for reluctant readers
Big Shot: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
In book 16 of the Wimpy Kid series, Greg reluctantly agrees to sign up for basketball and unexpectedly lands a spot on the worst team. Their chances of winning a single game look slim. But in sports, anything can happen. Can Greg rise to the occasion?
Inspiring true stories of local heroes
Kia Kaha is a collection of true stories about amazing Māori who have achieved incredible things, from land marches and language revival to hip hop and fashion design. This pukapuka will fill readers of all ages, and from all walks of life, with aroha, whanaungatanga and hope for our future.
A Kiwi Christmas classic
Pukeko in a Ponga Tree
Celebrate a Kiwi Christmas with this special 40th anniversary edition of Aotearoa’s most beloved and iconic Christmas story. Written by Kingi M. Ihaka, with iconic illustrations by famed pop artist Dick Frizzell, this story has captivated and entertained children for generations.