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We’ve compiled some lists of our favourite films that we think your kids will love too, as well as tips for encouraging a love of books.

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Awesome Books for Kiwi Babies | Book Review

My Body, and Animals, are two of a series of books written and illustrated by Matthew and Fraser Williamson which ...
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Must-see family movies of 2019

Get a sneak peek at the best family movies coming up in 2019 and plan your cinema must-sees ...
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Movie Review: Detective Pikachu

This is a different Pikachu - a Detective Pikachu. He talks, sort of, and he investigates. This movie is more of a gritty cyber-punk action film, but is still pretty ...
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Decline By Nine – Why Kids Stop Reading For Fun

Research suggests that almost a fifth of kids stop frequently reading for fun between the ages of eight and nine years old. Discover tips for keeping them reading ...
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10 Brilliant Kids Books That Became Movie Masterpieces

How many of your favourite childhood picture books and novels have been transformed into movie masterpieces? Read, watch and enjoy ...
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The Nutcracker And The Four Realms: Out Now on DVD

Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is out now on DVD. Read Kym Moore's review of this fantasy adventure story ...
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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is set to be your new favourite film with enough fun and spooktacular adventure for the whole family ...
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smallfoot channing tatum Q and A


To celebrate the release of SMALLFOOT in cinemas September 27th, actor Channing Tatum (Step Up, Jupiter Ascending, The Lego Movie)  talks about taking his daughter to see the film and ...
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Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven Book Review

See our review of Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven, a YA contemporary novel perfect for teens 15+ ...
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Book review: When We Remember to Breathe

There is a sea change happening in parenting books – not only their content and authorship but also the way they are published. ‘When We Remember to Breathe’ is a ...
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Book Review: Is It Bedtime Yet?

'Is It Bedtime Yet?' is a collection of insights from the parenting village of New Zealand bloggers and writers, headed by the hilarious and tell-it-like-it-is, Emily Writes ...
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