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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!

Latest reviews

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.

Hattie and Olaf

Hattie + Olaf by Frida Nilsson | Kids Book Review

The audacious and captivating Hattie and her best friend Linda navigate the social politics of their first school years in ...
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Megamonster by David Walliams

Megamonster by David Walliams | Kids Book Review

The new children’s book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams, illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross, is a timeless ...
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Thaumagicians Revenge

The Thaumagician’s Revenge (#2 The Rise of the Remarkables) by Gareth Ward | Kids Book Review

The Thaumagician's Revenge is the second instalment in the crackingly paced, steampunk thrill ride from award-winning master of the genre, ...
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August reviews…

Megamonster by David Walliams

On a volcanic island, in the middle of shark-infested waters, stands The Cruel School. The lessons are appalling, the school dinners are revolting and the teachers are terrifying – especially the mysterious Science teacher Doctor Doktur. When Larker is sent to the school, she quickly realises something very odd is going on… something involving Doctor Doktur, a pair of strange spectacles, and a ‘Monsterfication Machine’. And ultimately she finds herself face to face with a real life Megamonster.

There seems to be no escape – but for Larker, nothing is impossible…

The new children’s book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams, Megamonster is a timeless adventure illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross.

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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.


Love the look of these books? Be in to win each of these titles with our latest HarperCollins Young Readers Corner Hero Book pack. Enter below and check back in the middle of each month to win new books.

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