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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.

Bluey Books

A Bonanza of Bluey Books

Bluey is a six-year-old blue heeler pup who loves to play. Along with her friends and family, Bluey enjoys exploring the world and using her imagination to turn everyday life ...
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Besties Work It Out by Kayla Miller book review

Besties Work It Out by Kayla Miller & Jeffrey Canino | Kids Book Review

'Besties Work It Out' is a fun and fresh graphic novel series spin-off of the New York Times bestselling 'Click' series, featuring aspiring entrepreneurs Beth and Chanda! Take a look ...
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Abigail and the Making of the Moon | Book Review

Abigail and the Making of the Moon | Book Review

Join Abigail on a discovery mission to find out where the Moon came from and how it stays in the sky, in this delightful new book that is perfect for ...
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Latest reads

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The Māori Picture Dictionary / Te Papakupu Whakaahua | Book Review

In recent years there has been a massive increase in people and whānau wanting to ...
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little hector and the big idea

Little Hector and the Big Idea | Book Review

If you’re wanting to raise kids who not only care about the world in which ...
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Little Kiwi and the Goodnight sing song

Little Kiwi and the Goodnight Sing-Song | Book Review

Little Kiwi and the Goodnight Sing-Song is like a lullaby before bed. The lift-the-flap story ...
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Willa and Woof 3: Grandparents for Hire

Willa and Woof 3: Grandparents for Hire | Book Review

Willa and Woof are back, this time trying to find the perfect solution for kids ...
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Books 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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Young adult reads

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 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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