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"Blue, Blue Christmas" is a charming and funny story about how we celebrate Christmas in Aotearoa with words and music to sing along with by acclaimed musician Anna Coddington and illustrations by award-winning Story Hemi-Morehouse.
Discover the key people, perspectives and battles of the New Zealand Wars in "PATU", the latest book in multiple award-winner Gavin Bishop’s bestselling series of visual histories for children and adults telling the story of Aotearoa.
When Lucy makes friends with the Dark she discovers a new and exciting world! Meanwhile, everyone else discovers what it’s like to live without the Dark! "Lucy and the Dark" is a delightful bedtime story with a surprise at lights out in the form of a glow-in-the-dark cover.
Peek through the holes in the pages of "There Was An Odd Farmer Who Swallowed A Fly" to see all the creatures in this favourite nursery rhyme with a pitch-perfect Kiwi twist!
When the Matariki cluster rises, each of the nine stars represent the promise of the year ahead. This stunning board book guides our youngest tamariki through the meaning of each star, with simple, evocative words in te reo Māori and English, alongside bold, engaging artwork. Matariki is an accessible introduction to Matariki and basic te reo Māori for tamariki aged 0 to 5 years.
Bluey is a six-year-old blue heeler pup who loves to play. Along with her friends and family, Bluey enjoys exploring the world and using her imagination to turn everyday life into an amazing adventure. We're celebrating the release of some new and amazing Bluey books to join the diverse collection already available. We are celebrating the release of some new and amazing Bluey books to join the diverse collection already available.
Join Abigail on a discovery mission to find out where the Moon came from and how it stays in the sky, in this delightful new book that is perfect for every budding astrophysicist or curious kid. Abigail and the Making of the Moon is the third book in this award-winning series by Matthew Cunningham and Sarah Wilkins.
Hold on to your bonnets - can champion knitter Granny McFlitter rescue the Easter Parade in the knit of time? Author Heather Laylock and illustrator Lael Chisholm are back with a fabulously crafty story that buzzes with fun and hot cross buns. Find out more about "Granny McFlitter’s Eggcellent Easter".
Willa and Woof are back, this time trying to find the perfect solution for kids who don’t have someone to bring to Grandparents’ Day at school. From author Jacqueline Harvey, this story is packed with adventure, imagination and loads of fun!
Perfect for a fabulous outdoor summer in Aotearoa, "Get Outdoors - Brilliant Boredom Busters for Kiwi Kids", is a book full of fun ideas to get kids bodies moving and brains inventing.
If only Rabbit could see all the wonderful things right under his nose today, instead of always looking forward to tomorrow! "Have You Seen Tomorrow?" is a contemporary fable about practising gratitude, mindfulness and living in the present.
If your kids think poetry isn’t for them, Roar Squeak Purr will cure that thought forever! This exuberant treasury brings together over 200 animal poems by New Zealand's best writers, many of them written by children.
How are Hairy Maclary, Scarface Claw, Zachary Quack and all their friends feeling? Lynley Dodd is back with a delightful board book designed to help little ones identify and express their emotions - Hairy Maclary and Friends How Do I Feel?
Poet Ben Brown and illustrator Helen Taylor have created a beautiful bilingual counting board book for toddlers featuring the birds of Aotearoa. With durable card leaves at a suitable size for little hands, and gorgeous page designs that assist developing minds with nature, number and word recognition, this New Zealand-themed board book is a perfect bedtime story and a very special gift.
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 tradition of Matariki. Find out more about this special story along with what Ella (8 years) thought.
The Lighthouse Princess, the 2021 Storylines Gavin Bishop Award-winning picture book, is a delightful contemporary fairytale about an independent princess, who looks after a very special lighthouse lamp, fishes off the balcony and goes swimming with seals. Find out what our reviewers thought of this modern fairytale.
In recent years there has been a massive increase in people and whānau wanting to learn and use te reo. The Māori Picture Dictionary / Te Papakupu Whakaahua, is designed to help you and the tamariki easily look up over 1400 words and phrases commonly used in daily life. Claudia and her children, Aria and Jaxon, reviewed this beautiful new book.
This Christmas, the beloved Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers by Lynley Dodd has been released as a very special, cased board-book edition.
A powerful illustrated storybook for the tamariki and rangatahi of Aotearoa New Zealand celebrating Māoritanga!
Each story is rich with detail about our Māori tales so you’re introduced to the story, the characters, the language and the deeper meaning behind some of the most familiar of Māori craft, carving, tā moko and culture.