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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.

Kids Book Review - Loki

Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good by Louie Stowell | Kids Book Review

Forbidden from using his AWESOME godly powers, Loki must show 'moral improvement'. Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good is ...
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The Lost Whale

The Lost Whale by Hannah Gold | Kids Book Review

What if you could communicate with a whale? "The Lost Whale" is the enchanting second novel from Hannah Gold, the author ...
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Skandar and the Unicorn Thief

Skandar And The Unicorn Thief by A.F. Steadman | Kids Book Review

Unicorns don’t belong in fairy tales; they belong in nightmares. So begins Skandar and the Unicorn Thief. Soar into a ...
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Our kids are reading…

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief is the first book in the hotly anticipated new fantasy adventure series for readers age 9+, from A. F. Steadman. The story follows thirteen-year-old Skandar Smith who has only ever wanted to be a unicorn rider. But when the time finally comes for him to discover his destiny, the mysterious and frightening Weaver steals the most powerful unicorn in the world – and becoming a rider proves a lot more dangerous than he could ever have imagined.

Get ready for unlikely heroes, elemental magic, fierce sky battles, ancient secrets, nail-biting races and, of course, bloodthirsty unicorns. This will be the biggest new series of 2022.

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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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Win the MAY Collection of HarperCollins Young Readers Hero Books!

Be in to win 1 of 3 sets of the May collection of HarperCollins Young Readers Hero Books including: Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by A.F. Steadman, Loki: A Bad ...
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