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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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the cat from muzzle

The Cat From Muzzle

The Cat From Muzzle traces the true story of a high-country cat’s epic, five-week journey home to ...
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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 ...
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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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The rules of reading aloud to kids

Children's author Mem Fox shares her "10 commandments" for reading aloud with your child, to ...
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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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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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Decline By Nine – Why Kids Stop Reading For Fun

Research suggests that almost a fifth of kids stop frequently reading for fun between the ...
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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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