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Welcome to the Puffin Book Club! Puffin is the home of some of the very best stories for young readers (and readers who are young at heart!). Here you’ll discover magical adventures and fascinating characters, built to spark a lifelong love of reading in your little one. Read on and remember, there’s always time for stories.

wildlife of Aotearoa

Wildlife of Aotearoa | Book Review

From the author of Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story, Gavin Bishop, comes this new incredible picture book Wildlife of Aotearoa. Spectacularly illustrated and spectacularly full to the brim with exploration ...
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wildlife of aotearoa

Encounter New Zealand’s amazing array of wildlife in this beautiful illustrated companion volume to Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story

A spectacular illustrated picture book exploring New Zealand’s unique landscapes and its incredible wildlife by the award-winning author of Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story.

Long before waka touched Aotearoa’s shores, the land of the long white cloud was home to an array of creatures uniquely adapted to its environments and protected by its isolation.

Encounter New Zealand’s incredible wildlife in this spectacular visual exploration.

Journey through ocean, sky and land to meet a marvellous range of organisms.

Discover fascinating facts, and learn how we influence the survival of our living treasures.

In this magnificent companion volume to Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story, Gavin Bishop weaves a compelling visual narrative of our land, our people and our wildlife — past, present and future.

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More adventure awaits your little reader with these amazing kids books, each a past book of the month.

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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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 Matthew and Fraser Williamson which teach our little learners names, numbers and colours in both ...
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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 they live but have some kind of kid friendly idea of what’s one problem and ...
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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 universe around them with as many questions about it as there are stars in the ...
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dinosaur hunter

Dinosaur Hunter | Book Review

There's no beating around the bush with this book, there's no swish went the wind and thwack went the hammer, boom went the dynamite and tack tack went the chisel, ...
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Make the most of the loveable characters and exciting adventures from our books of the month with these fun activities. Click the images below, download, print and let their little imaginations continue to grow.

Wildlife aotearoa activity sheet

After your explorers have journeyed through their encounter with New Zealand’s incredible wildlife discovering all sorts of wild facts, see how they go matching the story to the newsworthy NZ animal.

kiwi hero

Dinosaur Hunter

The Dinosaur Hunter is a story about one incredible New Zealander. There are many incredible New Zealanders. Now your child can write their own fact sheet about their own Kiwi hero!

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Abigail and the Birth of the Sun

After exploring with Abigail and letting their imagination run wild through space, your child can continue the adventure with this fun colouring-in activity.

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My Body for Kiwi Babies

Now your child has been learning the English and Maori terms for their body thanks to the wonderful visuals in My Body for Kiwi Babies, you can help make learning even more fun with this great printable game.

little hector

Little Hector activity pack

A tonne of fun awaits your little one with this activity pack full of colouring pages, drawing activities and ‘spot the…’ games.

Click the image to download the full activity pack.

The Cat From Muzzle

Now your child has fallen in love with Dwayne the loveable tabby cat from The Cat From Muzzle, they can explore their creativity further with our free downloadable colouring page.