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Where to start with Rick Riordan's books

Rick Riordan's books are perfect for 12+ readers who love action, adventure, and a good dose of humour from their books. We've outlined some of Rick Riordan’s most impressive, imaginative worlds so you can decide which adventure to go on first. 

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Researching and writing The Godmothers

Monica McInerney on the family secrets, overseas trips and strange times that shaped her heartwarming new novel.

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Self-care Suggestions with Anxiety NZ

Inspired by DOT, Anxiety NZ asked their supporters to share some self-care tips that help them manage stress.

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Smart reads to talk about with your book club in spring 2020

Book club ideas and notes for the top three books we’re talking about in the office right now!

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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2020

Kōrerotia te reo! Wherever you may be on your learning journey, we have a book to help you.

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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori catalogue 2020

Kōrerotia te reo with the help of Penguin Books! 

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Into the Unknown: The people in this book (extract)

Alick’s spelling of some names may be incorrect, especially those of Belgians, French and Germans. Sometimes people are addressed by their nicknames or first names only. Where known, in this list I also include their official enlisting number.

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5 escapist reads!

There’s nothing better than curling up on the couch with a good book and a cosy blanket, especially when it’s a bit chilly outside.Here are some great escapist reading suggestions that’ll have you staying up well past your bedtime and saying “just one more chapter…” 

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Find the perfect gift for dad this Father's Day!

Are you looking for the perfect book to help send your dad on an adventure this Father’s Day? We’ve got a great list of suggestions.

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What I do in a day: Project Editor

Hint: no it doesn’t involve reading books all day!

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Curl up with a Penguin: digital chapter sampler

Not sure which book you should pick up first? We've compiled the first chapter of each of the below titles so that you can give the ones you're interested in a go! 

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Spotify playlists for your reading adventures

We’ve all been there. . . reading the perfect book, completely invested in a fictional world, only to be disturbed by a neighbour mowing their lawns or the distant sound of dogs barking. Suddenly you’re pulled back to reality wondering what on earth happened.

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The people’s choice

In Women and Leadership, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reflects on the importance of role-modelling in shattering gender stereotypes.

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Real readers review: The Unadoptables

We asked young Kiwi readers all over NZ to read and review Hana Tooke's debut novel, The Unadoptables. To a person, every reader adored this book. Out in all good bookstores from 2nd July 2020. Read on for more! 

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FABOStory winner

This week's story starter came from NZ author Kathy White. Congratulations to Ysabelle Casimiro and William Kelly on their winning entries. Read on for the story and Kathy's judging report. 

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Tales From a Financial Hot Mess: making sure your KiwiSaver is set up right

With the recent instability in the world and our finances, how would you feel if I told you there was an easy way to get free money to save for your future? That it was tightly regulated for safety, loaded with tax breaks and extra cash, and all you had to do was put some money into it yourself?

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Toddler Whispering: Sharlene Poole’s top tips for welcoming a new sibling home

The addition of another baby to your household is a big step. Over many years of working with families, Sharlene Poole has developed a few new habits and simple tips that will enable the new baby’s addition to the family to go a little more smoothly.

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How well do you know Artemis?

Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old criminal mastermind. With this hit series coming to Disney+ there’s never been a better time to dive into his nefarious world. Read the book, watch the movie then see how you stack up with this masterful quiz.

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