Meet Kiri and Lou

The hit New Zealand kids’ TV show, Kiri and Lou, is winning awards and fans around the world and our panel of reviewers is loving it at home too. Not only is it visually beautiful and heartwarming in its messaging, it’s also a lot of fun! Immerse your child (and yourself!) in this adorable show and it will soon become a family favourite.

Book Review | Leeva at Last by Sara Pennypacker

Leeva Thornblossom loves to learn but her parents, the insufferable mayor and selfish tax collector of their small town, don’t want to send her to school, and they certainly don’t want her to meet other people. Leeva sets out to finds answers: what have her parents been hiding from her? Leeva at Last is a delightful story perfect for young readers in the 9 to 11 year age group. Find out what our reviewers thought of the delightful Leeva at Last, perfect for young readers in the 9 to 11 year age group.

Book Review | In or Out By Stacy Gregg

Dog wants in. He’s trying to build blocks, play with his cars and finish his painting masterpiece. Cat wants in. No, Cat wants out. In. Out. In. Out. It’s enough to drive Dog crazy! "In or Out - A Tale of Cat Versus Dog: is a hilarious story about friendship, patience and paw-prints is brilliantly written by Stacy Gregg and illustrated by Sarah Jennings.

Free Kid To Good Home by Hiroshi Ito | Kids Book Review

"Free Kid To Good Home" is a comic-style chapter book about sibling rivalry and a child’s impulse to run away from home - and come back again! Through funny and lighthearted storytelling, this is a useful book to teach young children about welcoming a new baby sibling to the family or exploring playful sibling relationships. Take a look at the reviews from our Young Readers.

Movie Review | Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

"Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile" - a delightful live-action / CGI musical comedy based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber - will be in New Zealand cinemas from 6th October 2022. Amy, a serious movie buff, was invited to a preview. She took along five kids from 5 years old to teenagers and shares with us what they all thought.