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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.

moose the pilot

Moose The Pilot | Book Review

Set in the world of Puffin the Architect and her friends, the adventures of the bush Pilot Moose will captivate your little readers - especially fans of flying machines! ...
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Tips for encouraging reading

Find ways to help your child develop a lifelong love of reading. Here are some simple ideas help kids love to read ...
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Funny Kid: Prank Aliens by Matt Stanton | Kids Book Review

Ready to see a real-life alien? Laugh your head off with the super-popular Funny Kid series!Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen.He's ...
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Latest reads

dinosaur hunter

Dinosaur Hunter | Book Review

There's no beating around the bush with this book, there's no swish went the wind ...
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The midnight adventures of ruru and kiwi

The Midnight Adventures of Ruru and Kiwi | Book Review

If you’re familiar with the Edward Lear rhyme The Owl and the Pussycat then this ...
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Spellbound Ponies

Spellbound Ponies Sugar and Spice by Stacy Gregg | Kids Book Review

Sugar and Spice is the second book in the new series from Stacy Gregg, author ...
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kids review funny kid prank alien

Funny Kid: Prank Aliens by Matt Stanton | Kids Book Review

Ready to see a real-life alien? Laugh your head off with the super-popular Funny Kid ...
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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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