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The Echo Chamber

From the author of The Heart's Invisible Furies and powered with the Boyne's characteristic humour and razor-sharp observation, The Echo Chamber is a satiric helter skelter, a dizzying downward spiral of action and consequence, poised somewhere between farce, absurdity and oblivion.

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The Big Bike Trip

Four Kiwis on an epic journey to discover the world and themselves. Packed with stunning photography by Sean Wakely, The Big Bike Trip is an inspirational account of self-discovery, friendship and turning your dreams into reality.

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Crazy Love

Based on the author's own experiences, this vivid novel explores how - as the Van Morrison song suggests - crazy love can take away the troubles. It can, though, add a whole lot more.

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The Adventures of Mittens

Meet Mittens, Wellington's world-famous cat-about-town. He has thousands of followers, a hit song, an exhibition of fan art, and with his exploring paws he brings joy to everyone he meets!

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Red Traitor

The author of the astonishing Black Sun returns with a new Cold War thriller set during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, seen from a bone-chilling vantage point: somewhere off the Florida coastline, trapped aboard the claustrophobic confines of an isolated Soviet submarine with open orders to launch its nuclear payload.

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She Is Not Your Rehab

Cycles repeat until one person has the courage to say, ‘This stops with me.’

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Brand new recipes

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Ganesh's Leek, Mushroom & Asparagus Risotto with Broccolini

If you thought that risotto was about slaving over a hot stove, drizzling stock into a pan over the course of an hour, think again. This risotto is quick, easy and satisfying. Plus you can fry whatever vegetable is in season to put on the top. Making risotto just became an easy choice.

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Vegan sticky date pudding with coconut butterscotch sauce

This sticky date pudding is one of my favourite things to make during the colder months. What makes this dessert really special is the hint of ginger and cardamom in the coconut butterscotch sauce. I bet you can’t wait to grab your spoon and dig in! Just remember to get your dates on to soak a bit beforehand. If you don’t need this to be vegan, you can use regular milk, cream and butter.

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Slow-cooked balsamic beef cheeks

Braised in a beautiful balsamic sauce, these slow-cooked beef cheeks are so meltingly tender you could devour them with a spoon! Eight hours of cooking ensures that the braising liquid turns into a luscious, gravy-like sauce. I encourage you to enjoy it spooned over creamy potato mash or fluffy cooked grains such as quinoa or bulgur wheat.

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Michael's Mexican Pulled Beef Stuffed Kūmara

Serving pulled beef over a small kūmara not only looks attractive but is a clever way to help control portion size. The meat rub for this dish is great – it gives the dish all the flavour it needs. It keeps well, too, so try doubling this rub recipe and keep it in your kitchen cupboard to sprinkle over roast chicken or barbecued lamb chops.

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French tomato tart

I created my first version of this tart when I was living in France with Douglas for a couple of months, relishing the crispy pastry, creamy cheese, juicy flavourful tomatoes, fresh herbs and spicy cracked pepper. Back then I used a lovely soft salty white French cheese riddled with herbs and garlic. Naturally, I’ve created a new version of this, and it’s still amazingly good.

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Lasagne soup with cheesy garlic melts

This hearty soup is a proper hug in a mug. The ricotta and Parmesan topping really fulfills the 'lasagne' promise, but if you don’t want to bother you can just top it with grated cheese and it’ll still be a winner. The super-cheesy garlicky toasties are a good addition to any tomatoey soup — or just eat them on their own!

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Fudge cake slice

This recipe has been a fan favourite for over a decade. Cut it into slices for the kids or into tiny squares as a treat with your cuppa. It also freezes well, so you can stash a few squares away for when no one is looking.

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Chicken in a pot with lemon and orzo

This is not exactly the same as perhaps the most precious recipe in my repertoire, My Mother’s Praised Chicken, which found a home in my eighth book, Kitchen, but it owes a lot to it. A family favourite, it’s a simple one-pot dish which brings comfort and joy, and it is my pleasure to share that with you.

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Chocolate, tahini banana bread

I have been making a banana bread with chocolate and tahini on repeat for a while now, and every time I’ve eaten it over the last year or so, I couldn’t help thinking that the particular combination of intense chocolatiness, sweet, texture-softening banana and the rich earthiness of tahini would make the perfect warm pudding.

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Snausage Rolls

Sausage rolls will always be über-cool, no matter what anyone says. They're always the first to be nabbed at morning tea, classily dressed-up with a generous splurt of store-bought tomato sauce... crispy, juicy little taste bombs. 

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My kinda butter chicken

With fragrant spices, tomatoes, cashew butter and yoghurt.

Features

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So you want to get published? The publishing team at Penguin Random House New Zealand share their top tips.

Why do I even need a publisher? How do I write for kids? What are publishers looking for right now? Should I send a sample chapter? Do you accept science fiction books?

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Real Readers Review: The Memory Thief

Former British children's laureate, Chris Riddell, has said The Memory Thief is "Intriguing, exciting, everything about this story captured my imagination." But what do our Puffin Ambassadors think? Read on to find out!

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Supercharge your savings

Victoria Devine's top five tips to help you reach your savings goals sooner.

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10 must read books for children under 5!

Filled with adventure, inspiration and humour, these books are sure to take little readers and their imaginations to new and fantastic places!

Q&A
Fiona McIntosh on DCI Jack Hawksworth

The bestselling author discusses tapping back into Jack's world, twisty-turny stories and her favourite crime dramas.

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The Unsolved Mysteries that Inspired House of Hollow

Author Krystal Sutherland shares her favourite stories.

Activities

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Everything Under The Sun Fun

A curious question for every day of the year.

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Roald Dahl Story Day 2021 party pack

Download activities for school and home.

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Ten Minutes to Bed Activity Sheets

Little ones can colour in their favourite characters from the hit Ten Minutes to Bed series with this set of activity sheets. Plus, there are some fun mazes to solve.

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Design a collar for Mittens

Design a collar fit for Wellington's most famous cat.

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Sports Heroes activity pack

How do little kids become sporting superstars? Find out in this inspiring activity pack featuring three Olympic legends.

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Outdoor Maker Lab water rocket activity pack

Step outside and discover the science that surrounds you

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How To Grow a Unicorn: colouring sheet

Sarah thinks she's discovered the perfect gift for her garden-loving grandma, but before you can say GARDEN FULL OF UNICORNS, things grow wildly out-of-hand! Download our colouring sheet to colour in your own magical unicorn.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Wild Animal Hide and Seek activity pack

Cut out wild animals to play hide and seek around the house!

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Mr Men 50th Anniversary Party Pack

Celebrate 50 years of the wonderful world of Mr Men and Little Miss with this fun party pack

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Little Kiwi colouring sheet

There's a brand new Little Kiwi book out! And to mark the occasion, Bob Darroch, the legendary creator of our favourite feathery friend, drew this colouring-in sheet for us.

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Bluey Easter activity pack

Celebrate Easter with this free printable download.

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Showtym Adventures activity pack

Calling all fans of the Showtym Adventures series! We've put together this awesome activity pack just for you.

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Bluey colouring sheet!

Dive into Bluey: The Pool this summer and download this colouring-in sheet!

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Back to school with Peppa activity sheets!

Get little ones prepped for school with these printable activity sheets. Learn to count, write first words, and finish off with a fun dot-to-dot. 

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The Witches Activity Pack

Beware, the Witches are here. And we have the perfect activity pack to keep you prepared.

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30 days of gratitude from My Journey Starts Here

Practising gratitude is scientifically proven to make you happier. Use the prompts in this download to help you fill out the table of all the things you are grateful for. 

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Make your own Wimpy Kid mask!

Are you more of a Greg or a Rowley? Take your pick then DIY your Wimpy Kid costume with these printable masks. 

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Amazing Aotearoa Competition

Be in to win the full set of Gavin Bishop's Aotearoa books!

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LEGO Halloween Ideas activity pack

Test your creativity and brush up your building skills in this Halloween-themed LEGO activity pack.

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Downloadable Aroha email signatures

Each week on our Facebook page we've been sharing a whakataukī from Aroha by Dr Hinemoa Elder. Now you can download them to share or use as email signatures! 

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Hairy Maclary birthday party pack

You can even download everything you need to throw your own frolicking Hairy Maclary birthday party!

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Amazing Aotearoa activity pack

We've put together this activity pack so you can take a sneak peek and try out a couple of the activities. Use your hunting skills in Wordfind Warrior, crack the Land Loss Labyrinth code and get creative thinking about what your Atua would be as a supernatural being!

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Little Hector's Beach Clean Up Pack!

Organising a beach clean-up is a great way to help keep Little Hector's (and Mini Maui's) home safe. Download our beach clean-up pack to organise your own community clean-up event!

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Roald Dahl Story Day 2020 party pack

Lots of wondrous ideas for how to celebrate at home or in the classroom.

Audiobooks from New Zealand

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The Mirror Book

Growing up behind the family façade.

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She Is Not Your Rehab

Cycles repeat until one person has the courage to say, ‘This stops with me.’

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Maori Made Easy

Fun, user-friendly and relevant to modern readers, Scotty Morrison's Maori Made Easy is the one-stop resource for anyone wanting to learn the basics of the Maori language.

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Aroha

The timeless wisdom of Maori proverbs - 52 traditional Maori sayings explained by respected Maori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder, showing us how we can live better lives, in harmony with the planet.

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Tales from a Financial Hot Mess

The realest guide to money ... and how to have more of it.

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Stop Surviving Start Fighting

A hard-hitting, thought-provoking account of surviving suicide attempts and moving on to a better life, which provides practical help and inspiration to anyone affected by depression or suicide.

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The Misadventures of Polly Gillespie

Reports from the battlefield of a riotous life, from one of NZ's best-known radio personalities.

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Hairy Maclary Treasury

The Hairy Maclary Treasury is the complete collection of Hairy Maclary's mischievous and mad adventures, which children will love to read and listen to over and over.

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The Resilient Farmer

The story of how one man weathered years of drought and desperation to turn his farm - and his life - around.

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The Penguin History of New Zealand

This bestselling book, the triumphant fruit of careful research, wide reading and judicious assessment, is the unchallenged contemporary reference on the history of New Zealand.

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