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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.

Abigail and the birth of the sun

Abigail and The Birth of The Sun | Book Review

Such a familiar story to many of us, a kid full of wonder about the universe around them with as many questions about it as there are stars in the ...
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the cat from muzzle

The Cat From Muzzle | Book Review

The Cat From Muzzle traces the true story of a high-country cat’s epic, five-week journey home to New Zealand's most remote station ...
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The Rainbow In My Heart

Meet The Author & Illustrator Of The Rainbow In My Heart

Sponsored content Experiencing emotions and learning what they mean can be a challenge for kids ...
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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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The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud | Kids Book Review

The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud | Kids Book Review

Looking for a new book series for your older child? Set in a broken, future ...
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book awards

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 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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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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Abigail and the birth of the sun

Abigail and The Birth of The Sun | Book Review

Such a familiar story to many of us, a kid full of wonder about the ...
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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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