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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.


Tips for Taking Kids to the Movies

Taking the kids to the movies sounds like fun, provided battling with snack bar wish-lists, toilet trips and kids on ...
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Abigail and the birth of the sun

Abigail and The Birth of The Sun | Book Review

Such a familiar story to many of us, a kid full of wonder about the universe around them with as ...
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book awards

2019 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

See the winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults for 2019 and the best books for young readers ...
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Princesses, Magic and Adventure – Fiction Books for Girls (and Boys)!

Inspire and empower the next generation with these books and stories that allow kids to read about princesses, magic and adventure - with a twist ...
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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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movies for animal lovers

Must-see movies for animal lovers

When it’s done right, a good animal movie is hard to beat . The best ones are those which give us a little bit of a laugh, perhaps a bit ...
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Avengers: Infinity War movie review - Spoiler free!

Avengers: Infinity War movie review – Spoiler free!

A movie with a decade of cinematic storytelling and fandom behind it - it feels like the last episode of a favourite TV series that you're sharing with millions of ...
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peppa pig

Peppa Pig – Gerald Giraffe on DVD

It's everybody's favourite pig - Peppa Pig and her family and friends including Gerald Giraffe with a newly released DVD "Gerald Giraffe and other stories" ...
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holding up the universe

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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movie masterpieces

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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kiwi books for kiwi babies

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 teach our little learners names, numbers and colours in both ...
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