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Spellbound

The delightful third novel in the bestselling Gabriel’s Bay series is out now!

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Sunflower Sisters

Inspired by true accounts, Sunflower Sisters provides a vivid look at the Civil War experience, from the barbaric and inhumane plantations, to a war-torn New York City to the horrors of the battlefield.

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Simply Food

Stylish modern food made with just 15 minutes of hands-on time.

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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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House of Hollow

Krystal Sutherland’s latest novel is a dark and twisty modern-day fairytale that expertly melds the fantastical with the real as the Hollow sisters discover just how much horror can lie beneath the surface.

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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical - and accessible - plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.

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Brand new recipes

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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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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

Article
The Unsolved Mysteries that Inspired House of Hollow

Author Krystal Sutherland shares her favourite stories.

Article
Suzi McAlpine on the inspiration behind Beyond Burnout

Find out the inspiration behind Beyond Burnout, as well as what you'll learn from reading it!

Article
The road trip that inspired Showtym Adventures 8!

Syd, the Muster Pony tells the story of the Wilson sisters' most epic adventure yet, and it's inspired by a real-life road trip Kelly and her sisters took in 2001! (warning: this article might induce a desperate longing to go adventuring around the country, read on at your own risk)

Book clubs
The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot book club notes

A tale of extraordinary friendship and a lifetime of stories to share with your book club pals.

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Locked Down: A note from the author

When Jesse O wrote Locked Down (then titled Staying Home) back in 2011, she never imagined that almost a decade later, the events of her novel would prove spookily accurate . . .

Activities

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World Earth Day kids activity packs

This Earth Day, help kids learn and engage with the environment around them through these informative and fun activity sheets.

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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.

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Father's Day activities

Download this Father's Day activity pack complete with colouring in, a DIY card and a fill-in-the-blanks to show what kids of all ages love about their dad.

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Maori Made Fun crossword: kupu rongonui (well-known words)

For this crossword, you simply need to translate the given word. Don’t forget, though: to enhance your learning, take some time to learn the meanings of the words in English and commit them to memory once you have completed each crossword. 

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Print and colour your own Father’s Day cards

Celebrate dads and father figures everywhere with these make-at-home cards and poster, from their most FANTASTIC moments to their most magnificent WHIZZPOPS!

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Hound the Detective: Spot the difference

Help Hound solve the case! 

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Hound the Detective printable notebook

Download and print this handy notebook and tick off the items on the list as you make your way through Hound the Detective! 

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Awesome Friendly activity pack

Everything you need to celebrate the new Jeff Kinney release.

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Abigail and the Restless Raindrop colouring page

Colouring in = an eternally reliable rainy day activity. Download our adorable Abigail and the Restless Raindrop coloring sheet for a few minutes of peace today!

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Mabel and the Mountain: activity sheets

Mabel and the Mountain is a story about believing in yourself and the importance of keeping going even when things get a little tough!

Audiobooks from New Zealand

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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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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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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 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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Tales from a Financial Hot Mess

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

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