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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.

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The best NZ books for young readers

The winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults for 2018 have been announced. Find out more about the best of NZ children's litereature ...
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toddler reading

Best books for toddlers

Books are fantastic for encouraging learning, even from a young age. Discover the best type of books for toddlers ...
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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 ...
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The Ice Monster by David Walliams

From No. 1 bestselling children’s author, David Walliams comes his biggest and most epic adventure ...
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Memories

New children’s book and album takes you down memory lane

Be prepared to smile, laugh, reminisce and even shed a little tear (of joy of ...
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ABs book

A to Z with the AB’s

Make learning the ABCs a whole lot more fun for rugby mad kids with the ...
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Anna van Reil

Anna van Riel’s new album Fishing for Stars out soon

Anna van Riel's Echo is the second single from the new collection of songs on ...
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child reading

Tips for encouraging reading

Find ways to help your child develop a lifelong love of reading. Here are some ...
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Oat the Goat

Oat the Goat: the digital story against bullying

Oat the Goat is a new online story aiming to help children learn the power ...
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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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