Choosing and using a child restraint can be a bit tricky sometimes - and we know you’re reluctant to read that enormous (but very helpful) instruction manual (which you should absolutely read by the way!). In New Zealand, it's estimated that over 80% of child restraints are not installed securely. In partnership with InfaSecure, we’ve narrowed down the top 5 tips and tricks to safely securing your child every trip and every day.
It's snow time! Laugh your head off with the super-popular Funny Kid series in the new title, Snowballs! Keep reading to find out how to win a copy!
"Blue, Blue Christmas" is a charming and funny story about how we celebrate Christmas in Aotearoa with words and music to sing along with by acclaimed musician Anna Coddington and illustrations by award-winning Story Hemi-Morehouse.
Family-size SUVs are perfect for New Zealand road trips, so it’s no surprise that they top the list of best-selling new vehicles on the road today. If North Island and South Island getaways are your thing, a family SUV can accommodate everyone and all your gear for on-road and AWD adventures.
A Sunday Times Best Book for Children 2023, "Only Children" is out now! From bestselling author David Baddiel comes a laugh-out-loud collection of three short stories for readers aged 8 and up with brilliant illustrations by Jim Field and Steven Lenton. Find out more and be in to win a copy!
Discover the key people, perspectives and battles of the New Zealand Wars in "PATU", the latest book in multiple award-winner Gavin Bishop’s bestselling series of visual histories for children and adults telling the story of Aotearoa.
Jacque and her family spent the day exploring at MOTAT on LIVE DAY: Fly. Read on to discover everything MOTAT has to offer for a fun family day out.
My birthday was coming up and my youngest, Starling, was well overdue for our special one-on-one time, so I found what could be a special treat for the both of us - a cruise!
Discover a world of extraordinary beasts and unexpected heroes in "Once There Was", the dazzling debut from New York Times bestselling author Kiyash Monsef. Find out more and be in to win a copy!
When Lucy makes friends with the Dark she discovers a new and exciting world! Meanwhile, everyone else discovers what it’s like to live without the Dark! "Lucy and the Dark" is a delightful bedtime story with a surprise at lights out in the form of a glow-in-the-dark cover.
"Batpig: Go Pig or Go Home" is the third book in a brilliantly funny young graphic novel series, with two separate stories in each book. Find out more and be in to win a copy!
Peek through the holes in the pages of "There Was An Odd Farmer Who Swallowed A Fly" to see all the creatures in this favourite nursery rhyme with a pitch-perfect Kiwi twist!
By visiting Auckland Zoo, you make a real and tangible contribution to the zoo’s conservation work here and in the wild. We sent along Jacque and her family for a day out at Auckland Zoo to meet the inhabitants and check out the 100 Year Exhibition. Read her review now.
Does Father's Day sometimes feel like an afterthought, hidden in the shadow of the fanfare of Mother's Day? If you're tired of the same old Father's Day routine, here's a guide on how to bring the fun back into Father's Day and celebrate it in style, for a memorable, joy-filled family affair.
When the Matariki cluster rises, each of the nine stars represent the promise of the year ahead. This stunning board book guides our youngest tamariki through the meaning of each star, with simple, evocative words in te reo Māori and English, alongside bold, engaging artwork. Matariki is an accessible introduction to Matariki and basic te reo Māori for tamariki aged 0 to 5 years.
Exciting, funny, moving – and featuring joyous and authentic disabled representation – Cosima Unfortunate Steals a Star is the must-read book for 8-12 year olds.
"Skandar and the Phantom Rider" follows Skandar and his friends as they deal with a new threat to the Island. Can Skandar discover how to stop the Island tearing itself apart before it's too late? Readers from 8-12 will love this second in the Skandar series by A.F. Steadman.
Leeva Thornblossom loves to learn but her parents, the insufferable mayor and selfish tax collector of their small town, don’t want to send her to school, and they certainly don’t want her to meet other people. Leeva sets out to finds answers: what have her parents been hiding from her? Leeva at Last is a delightful story perfect for young readers in the 9 to 11 year age group. Find out what our reviewers thought of the delightful Leeva at Last, perfect for young readers in the 9 to 11 year age group.
Bluey is a six-year-old blue heeler pup who loves to play. Along with her friends and family, Bluey enjoys exploring the world and using her imagination to turn everyday life into an amazing adventure. We're celebrating the release of some new and amazing Bluey books to join the diverse collection already available. We are celebrating the release of some new and amazing Bluey books to join the diverse collection already available.
Join Abigail on a discovery mission to find out where the Moon came from and how it stays in the sky, in this delightful new book that is perfect for every budding astrophysicist or curious kid. Abigail and the Making of the Moon is the third book in this award-winning series by Matthew Cunningham and Sarah Wilkins.
Dog wants in. He’s trying to build blocks, play with his cars and finish his painting masterpiece. Cat wants in. No, Cat wants out. In. Out. In. Out. It’s enough to drive Dog crazy! "In or Out - A Tale of Cat Versus Dog: is a hilarious story about friendship, patience and paw-prints is brilliantly written by Stacy Gregg and illustrated by Sarah Jennings.
'Besties Work It Out' is a fun and fresh graphic novel series spin-off of the New York Times bestselling 'Click' series, featuring aspiring entrepreneurs Beth and Chanda! Take a look at the reviews from our Young Readers.
Hold on to your bonnets - can champion knitter Granny McFlitter rescue the Easter Parade in the knit of time? Author Heather Laylock and illustrator Lael Chisholm are back with a fabulously crafty story that buzzes with fun and hot cross buns. Find out more about "Granny McFlitter’s Eggcellent Easter".
From award-winning author Suzanne Leal comes a gripping timeslip novel inspired by true stories. In "Running With Ivan", thirteen-year-old Leo Arnold, yearning to escape the new family he never wanted, is transported to wartime Europe where he must draw on his courage to save himself and those around him. Take a look at the reviews from our Young Readers.
"Children of the Stone City" is a thrilling, resonant and inspiring novel about justice, privilege and the power of the young to strive for change. Take a look at the reviews from our Young Readers.