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From the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series Fool Me Once

How can a man who’s already dead be wanted for murder? This is the question sports agent Myron Bolitar asks himself when two FBI agents visit him in New York looking for his long dead former client and rival, Greg Downing.

Could Greg Downing still be alive?

Feel your best — for the rest of your life

The essential new book from bestselling health writer and trusted menopause advocate Niki Bezzant, author of This Changes Everything.

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Private Monaco

As Monaco prepares to host its annual Grand Prix, Jack Morgan races to save the woman he loves. The latest thrilling novel in the Private series.

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Emily Henry’s long-awaited new romance is here

The joyful new novel about the happily-ever-after that wasn't and the exes determined to make the best of it

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An essential guide to foraging in New Zealand.

Foraging New Zealand is the ultimate guide to unearthing more than 250 of our tastiest wild plants. Stunning photography, up-to-date information and helpful tips, will have you venturing into the countryside, viewing urban weeds with fresh eyes, and returning to the larder with zest.

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Brand new from Marian Keyes!

How do you start again after losing everything? Anna Walsh had a dream life - according to everybody else. . . . So why did she decide to take a flamethrower to the lot?

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Take te reo Maori with you everywhere

This pocket-sized book is your guide to using te reo Māori in everyday situations, from introductions to conversations, online and in person

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The Familiar

From the bestselling author of Ninth House, Hell Bent and the Shadow and Bone series comes a bewitching novel, brimming with peril in a world where a woman’s ambition can prove deadly.

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Nine Girls is Out Now

An epic story woven with suspense by Pony Club Secrets and The Princess and the Foal author Stacy Gregg.

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BBQ Economics

Should I fix or float? Is now a good time to buy — or sell? What do self-made billionaires know that you and I don’t? Why does cheese cost so much?

Learn how money works


Staff recommends: Summer Reads

It's been a fantastic year in books for Penguin HQ! Here are some of our favourite reads from 2023 which we think would be perfect for kicking back with this summer.

Dolly Alderton on heartbreak, finding inspiration, and her new novel Good Material

The bestselling author talks heartbreak, fiction versus non-fiction, and her latest novel Good Material

The New Zealand Popular Penguin Line-up

To celebrate 50 years of publishing in Aotearoa, we are excited to re-issue eleven New Zealand classics in the Popular Penguin format. Have you read them all? 

An ultimate guide to Zadie Smith

Learn about Zadie Smith's incredible books. You're sure to find a new favourite on this list!

The book to read based on your favourite Taylor Swift era

We’ve compiled a book guide to what should be on the top of your TBR pile, depending on your favourite Swift Era.

How to write a short story

Penning short stories is a great way to improve your writing. The form demands your idea be delivered with clarity and be structured tightly. We asked our authors for their best tips on writing short fiction to help you with your next story.

Brand new recipes

Raunchy Cauli Tacos

This was originally called Crunchy Cauli. But one day, after Otis had written up the blackboard menu, a customer must have leaned up against it and smudged the ‘CR’ — so now it looked like ‘RA’. Nek minnit, a customer asked us what Raunchy Cauli was. And the name stuck.

Raspberry & Rosewater Cupcakes

Oh so pretty and fragrant — almost too good to eat! I find that just a hint of rose flavour is enough, so when making the icing start with a small amount and add more if desired.

Spinach & Ricotta Gnudi with Lemon, Sage & Pine Nut Brown Butter Sauce

A nod to the Italian keto mummas for this comforting dish! The soft, pillowy gnocchi-like dumplings are made with ricotta instead of potato, which makes them lighter and less chewy than their cousins. The gnudi are then baked instead of boiled and drenched in a wonderfully buttery finger-licking sauce.

Epic prawns & beans

Harissa & garlicky sourdough croutons

Garlic mac & cheese

A flavourful fuss-free favourite, perfect for lunches.


Bluey Mother's Day colouring-in activity for the whole family!

Wackadoo! Unwind with this great colouring-in activity, just in time for Mother’s Day!

Colour in Ring Ting Tūī!

Colour in these sheets from the melodious counting picture book bursting with troublesome tūī!

Play and Grow with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar on his adventures with these fun activities.

Bluey Easter activity pack

Celebrate Easter with this free printable download.

Emma Memma colouring-in activity

Colour in with Emma Memma!

Bluey Christmas Activity

Get in to the Christmas spirit with Bluey

Diary of a Wimpy Kid No Brainer QUIZ

Test your knowledge in this fun No Brainer quiz put together by Sylvie from Waterview Primary!

Blue, Blue Christmas colouring sheet

Get into the holiday spirit with this Blue, Blue Christmas colouring in activity!

Keep entertained this long weekend!

Activities to keep the children engaged this weekend (regardless of the weather!)

Make your own Diary of a Wimpy Kid costume

Zoo-wee-mama! Dress up in your best DIY Wimpy Kid outfit with these fun printable Greg and Rowley masks.

Critters of Aotearoa Colouring in Sheet

Meet some of our cute and curious critters with this colouring in sheet!

The Māori Alphabet with Stacey Morrison

A simple pronunciation guide to the Māori alphabet

Lulu and the Dance Detectives The Pool Party Poisoning word search

Magnifying glasses at the ready! Channel your inner detective to complete this word search

Bluey and Bingo's guide to making Dad laugh

Bluey and Bingo share their guide for making Dad laugh this Father's Day.

DIY Ranger's Apprentice cloak

How to make your own Ranger's Apprentice Cloak for book week and beyond!

There Was an Odd Farmer Who Swallowed a Fly Word Search

A fun word search to see what the odd farmer might swallow in this favourite nursery rhyme with a pitch-perfect Kiwi twist!

Throw a Hairy Maclary Party!

Download everything you need to throw your own frolicking Hairy Maclary birthday party!

QUIZ: Which classic picture book do you belong in?

Take this fun quiz to find out which classic picture book you belong in.

Get creative with Para the pūkeko and Heahea the tuatara!

Get creative with Para the pūkeko and Heahea the tuatara with these colouring in sheets from Book Ruffle's graphic novel Para Pūkeko!

Bluey Pencil Toppers Activity

Follow along with Bluey to make your own pencil toppers

Bluey Mother's Day Queen's Crown

Follow along with Bluey and make mum a queen's crown for Mother's Day!

Cooking with Kids

Want to get the kids involved in the kitchen?

Audiobooks from New Zealand

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The Everything Guide

Every woman’s honest, healthy guide to eating, moving and feeling your best — for the rest of your life.

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Māori Made Easy Pocket Guide

Everything you need to speak te reo Māori with confidence.

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The Art of Winning

A unique and inspiring deep dive into leadership, strength and resilience from one of sport's true masters: All Black legend Dan Carter.

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Bite Back

A compassionate guide to navigating eating disorders, for those experiencing them and their loved ones, from someone who has been there.

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Pounamu Pounamu - Te reo Māori edition

Witi Ihimaera’s first published book — Pounamu Pounamu — translated into te reo Māori. Published in collaboration with Kotahi Rau Pukapuka.

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The Denniston Rose

A number one bestseller, this favourite New Zealand novel captures a real 19th century community.

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The Astromancer

A lively story with stunning illustrations that reveals the tradition of Matariki.

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The Whale Rider

A classic novel that became a classic film.

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A History of New Zealand in 100 Objects

New Zealand history through a new lens – 100 objects offer 100 entry points into the powerful, captivating stories of our shared past.

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Poor People With Money

A darkly comic, gritty, punch-in-the-guts new novel that captures life on the poverty line, from the author of 1986, Iceland and I Thought We’d Be Famous.

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Wawata - Moon Dreaming

Dr Hinemoa Elder, author of Aroha, New Zealand's top-selling non-fiction title of 2021, shows us how to reclaim intimacy with others, with ourselves, and with our planet using the energies of Hina, the Māori moon.

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How to Loiter In a Turf War

A genre-bending work of autobiographical fiction from one of Aotearoa’s fiercest and most versatile artists.

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Gabriel's Bay

Warm, witty and wicked, this is the perfect escapist read!

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The astonishing debut memoir about mothers and daughters, drinking, birth and loss, running away and homecoming from prize-winning writer and broadcaster Noelle McCarthy.

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The Penguin History of New Zealand

The definitive and bestselling history of Aotearoa New Zealand by one of our leading historians, continuously in print for 20 years.

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Letters to You

Beautiful gift package book of letters to provide support, information, encouragement and tips on practical help for anyone suffering low moments.

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One of Patricia Grace's most popular novels.

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A Māori Phrase a Day

A modern, user-friendly phrasebook for all New Zealanders.

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Your Money, Your Future

A real-life handbook to finding financial freedom on any income, from the creator of New Zealand’s leading finance podcast Cooking the Books and author of Tales from a Financial Hot Mess.

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This Changes Everything

The must-have guide to perimenopause and menopause for every woman: What's happening, what you can do, and what really works.

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Shed Couture

An entertaining celebration of sustainable fashion, buying well and finding your style in the twenty-first century.

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