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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.

the adventures of mittens

The Adventures of Mittens | Book Review

A delightful story about Mittens' adventures around NZ's capital city, and all the lives he touches! Just as delightfully illustrated by Phoebe Morris, our kiddies will enjoy this happy tale ...
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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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child reading

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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Latest reads

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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Skulduggery Pleasant (14) – Dead or Alive by Derek Landy | Kids Book Review

Lovers of Derek Landy's internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series will be delighted to hear he ...
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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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kiwi books for kiwi babies

Awesome Books for Kiwi Babies | Book Review

My Body, and Animals, are two of a series of books written and illustrated by ...
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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

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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