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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.

Gangsta Granny Strikes Again

Gangsta Granny Strikes Again! by David Walliams | Kids Books

The sequel to the much-loved and bestselling 'Gangsta Granny' by David Walliams is available now. Find out what she has got up to now! ...
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Roxy By Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman | Kids Books

A chilling take on the opioid epidemic by the New York Times bestselling Neal Shusterman and his son Jarrod Shusterman. Suitable for 14 years plus ...
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A Pukeko in a Ponga Tree

A Pukeko in a Ponga Tree | Book Review

This very special large-format hardback edition celebrates the 40th anniversary of Aotearoa's most beloved and iconic Christmas story ...
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Latest reads

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2019 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

See the winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults for ...
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The Last Bear by Hannah Gold

The Last Bear by Hannah Gold | Kids Book Review

Imagine making friends with a polar bear …The Last Bear by Hannah Gold is perfect ...
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David Walliams Slime

David Walliams ‘Slime’ colouring page

Children love slime and they will also love the new fantastically funny tale from David ...
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Kids Reviews 100 Remarkable Feats of Xander Maze

100 Remarkable Feats of Xander Maze by Clayton Zane Comber | Kids Book Review

Can a list save a life? Xander Maze loves lists, and his grandmother is #1 ...
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Books for parents

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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

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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