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Welcome to our Young Readers Corner, a place for you to find fun books for kids aged 5 – 13 years old.

Join us each month as we travel to magical lands, become outlaws, go on wild adventures, meet curious characters and work to grow our imagination.

We’ll be featuring real reviews from Kiwi kids telling us what they’re reading and why your kids might love it too. Plus, you can enter to win new books each month!

New reads

Curious creatures, far off lands and the ultimate adventure await kids who read our latest must-read books. See what these Kiwi kids have to say about these hero books of the month.

The Blunders by David Walliams

Book Review | The Blunders by David Walliams

Million-copy bestseller David Walliams’ funniest book yet is the laugh-out-loud tale of the most blundering and lovable family in history ...
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Only Children by David Baddiel

Book Review | Only Children by David Baddiel

A Sunday Times Best Book for Children 2023, "Only Children" is out now! From bestselling author David Baddiel comes a laugh-out-loud ...
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Once There Was

Book Review | Once There Was by Kiyash Monsef

Discover a world of extraordinary beasts and unexpected heroes in "Once There Was", the dazzling debut from New York Times ...
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Our kids are reading…

Young Readers - What We're Reading

The powerful novel from master storyteller Katrina Nannestad, Waiting For The Storks, is a story about family lost and found, and the choices we make when we don’t have a choice at all.

“I don’t want to remember the truck, or the night I was taken, or the family I left behind. I am not a sad Polish girl. I am a good and happy German girl. I am. I am. I am.”

It’s the Second World War and Himmler’s Lebensborn Program is in full flight when eight-year-old Zofia Ulinski is kidnapped by the Germans. She has blonde hair and blue eyes, just like the other Polish children taken from their families and robbed of their names, their language, their heritage.

But when Zofia is adopted into a wealthy and loving German family, it is easier, it is safer to bury her past, deep down, so everything is forgotten. Until the Polish boy arrives. And the past comes back to haunt her.

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Kids review

Missed one of our earlier reviews? Don’t worry, you can still check them out below and see what kind of adventures await your own young reader.