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Reading from a young age is a great way to help your child’s brain develop and encourage them to explore their imagination. Whether you need tips to get your little one reading, you’re  trying to find a YA novel your teen will love or you need some reading inspiration for yourselves, you’ll find a range of book related content in our little reading corner.

the cat from muzzle

The Cat From Muzzle | Book Review

The Cat From Muzzle traces the true story of a high-country cat’s epic, five-week journey home to New Zealand's most remote station ...
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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 many questions about it as there are stars in the ...
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xmas books

Bookish Gift Ideas for the Whole Family

If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift this year, why not give the gift ...
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puffins Christmas picks

Give the Gift of Reading!

Beautiful books make brilliant gifts, and Puffin have great gifting options for all ages. From ...
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Engaging Books for Little Readers

Engaging Books for Little Readers

Getting kids excited about reading isn't always the easiest, but if you're looking for a ...
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Abigail and the restless raindrop

Abigail and the Restless Raindrop | Book Review

Now Abigail is back, with the next big question and this time she asks how ...
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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 ...
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amazing aotearoa activity book

Amazing Aotearoa Activity Book | Book Review

From the same author of the incredible picture book Wildlife of Aotearoa, Gavin Bishop, comes ...
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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 ...
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for parents

book reviews

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 ...
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bedtime reading

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, ...
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Mind that child

Mind That Child by Dr Simon Rowley

Renowned New Zealand neonatal paediatrician Dr Simon Rowley is a real life hero. Read the first chapter of his moving memoir, Mind That Child, for ...
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magnus chase

Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan Book Review

See our review of Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan, perfect for tweens aged 12+ ...
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everything everything

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Book Review

See our review of Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, a sweet YA contemporary novel perfect for teens 16+ ...
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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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