:Home|Family Time|Movies & Books|The Puffin Book Club 2022
puffins book club
little puffins

Brought to you by

puffin

Welcome to The Puffin Book Club 2022!

Our Puffin Book Club 2022 is home to some of the very best stories for young readers!

We discover loveable characters, magical adventures, explore exciting worlds and learn about ourselves and our world in our Puffin Books of the Month, written to spark a lifelong love of reading in our little ones.

Join us and remember, there’s always time for stories!

The Astromancer -

The Astromancer – The Rising of Matariki | Book Review

Witi Ihimaera is one of New Zealand’s most prolific and accomplished writers and he now brings us "The Astromancer - The Rising of Matariki  - a lively story revealing the ...
Read More
astromancer

Win 1 of 3 copies of The Astromancer

The Astromancer is a lively story with stunning illustrations that reveals the tradition of Matariki. Also available in te reo Maori as Te Kokorangi ...
Read More

The Puffin’s Book of the Month

The Astromancer – The Rising of Matariki

By Witi Ihimaera

The Astromancer The Rising of Matariki

Witi Ihimaera, one of New Zealand’s most prolific and accomplished writers, brings you ‘The Astromancer – The Rising of Matariki’, a lively story with stunning illustrations that reveals the tradition of Matariki.

The Astromancer is looking for four new apprentices to learn about Matariki and the Maramataka calendar. She chooses three boys and an orphan girl, Aria, who will come only if she can bring her smelly dog. Aria, though, is bored by the lessons, and she doesn’t want to be told what to do.

But these are dangerous times, and Ruatapu the Ravenous is about to threaten the safety of the whole tribe. Will Aria step up to save them?

Find out more

The Puffin Book Club 2022 Books of the Month Reviews

Crane Guy

Crane Guy | Book Review

Crane Guy is a rhyming picture book by acclaimed author Sally Sutton and illustrator Sarah ...
Read Review
Goose The Artist

Goose The Artist | Book Review

Meet Goose, a passionate artist who wants to create a PERFECT portrait and win the ...
Read Review
The Lighthouse Princess

The Lighthouse Princess | Book Review

The Lighthouse Princess, the 2021 Storylines Gavin Bishop Award-winning picture book, is a delightful contemporary ...
Read Review
Maori Picture Dictionary 1024

The Māori Picture Dictionary / Te Papakupu Whakaahua | Book Review

In recent years there has been a massive increase in people and whānau wanting to ...
Read Review

Let little imaginations grow with our fun Puffin Book Club 2022 Books of the Month activities …

Click the image, download, print …

Goose The Artist - free printable

Your little one can be a passionate artist just like Goose and hold their own exhibition using this fun activity!

The Lighthouse Princess

Join the Lighthouse Princess after reading her story of friendship and being yourself! Colour in the gorgeous book cover yourselves and take in all the details in spot the difference!

Crane Guy

Join Crane Guy for a game of I Spy up high in a crane. How many things can you name as you colour them?

The Maori Picture Dictionary

From The Maori Picture Dictionary – Te Papakupu Whakaahua, a great introduction to the Maori language for all ages, practice words from at home / te kāinga …