Our Kiwi legends series has delved into the stories of many New Zealanders of note: Edmund Hillary, Burt Munro, Jean Batten and Peter Blake.
All household names, and with good reason-- they achieved amazing things and embody the spirit of ingenuity and determination we value so highly in Aotearoa. Our next Kiwi legend isn't so well known (at least she wasn't around Penguin HQ!) but when we found out more about her, we knew her story was one worth shouting about.
Joan Wiffen not only proved that dinosaurs once roamed New Zealand, but as a self-taught scientist, who only began her scientific studies in her forties and nevertheless became hugely respected in her field, she demonstrated what a determined woman could accomplish at any age.
Download our fact sheet to school yourself on this Kiwi Legend.
Give the gift of time to your little one and choose one of these gorgeous picture books to read together and treasure this Christmas.
We sat down for a chat with David Hill and Phoebe Morris, the great minds behind the latest story in the Kiwi Heroes series: Dinosaur Hunter.
Meet Joan Wiffen, a super-determined, self-taught palaeontologist, and a Kiwi Hero! Who is your Kiwi Hero? Print off our activity sheet below and draw a picture of them!
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!
Victoria Devine's top five tips to help you reach your savings goals sooner.
Filled with adventure, inspiration and humour, these books are sure to take little readers and their imaginations to new and fantastic places!
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?
Figuring out how to talk to children about difficult emotions can sometimes feel impossible. Books can offer a good gateway to starting these conversations. Here are some books that might help you to navigate those tricky topics.
Set yourself up for good health with a whole-food plant-based diet.
We know it can be tricky to find the perfect recipe to make mum for Mother’s Day so we’ve put together this list of fantastic recipe ideas from some of our favourite cookbooks. Whether you’re looking for a cosy soup or a sweet treat, or something in between, we’ve got you covered!
Author Krystal Sutherland shares her favourite stories.
The First Lady of the United States pens a letter to her younger self.