Give the gift of time to your little one and choose one of these gorgeous picture books to read together and treasure this Christmas.
David Hill and Phoebe Morris's stunning series explores the remarkable stories of local legends. From climbing mountains, to pioneering journeys across sea and sky, to making amazing fossil discoveries; there's something in these books to inspire every little Kiwi.
The Hairy Maclary Treasury is the complete collection of Hairy Maclary's mischievous and mad adventures, which children will love to read over and over again.
Has your little one been introduced to Max and the wild things yet? Make this Christmas a wild rumpus they won't forget with Maurice Sendak's classic tale.
Brandishing her knitting needles and always ready to save the day (first at a beach clean up and then at an A&P show), NZ's favourite knitting granny is the perfect companion for a fun and lively read along.
Granny McFlitter, the Champion Knitter Heather Haylock, Lael Chisholm
Based on true events, a lively picture book about a sprightly granny who knits warm jumpers for little blue penguins after the oil spill following the wrecking of the Rena, with illustrations by the winner of the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award.Buy now
Filled with adventure, inspiration and humour, these books are sure to take little readers and their imaginations to new and fantastic places!
Here's a selection of children's stories that have received a big thumbs up from Barack and Michelle Obama.
Our Kiwi legends series has delved into the stories of many New Zealanders of note: Edmund Hillary, Burt Munro, Jean Batten and Peter Blake.
Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy...
A fun downloadable set of activities featuring everyone's favoruite knitting granny!
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!
Use the key to unlock the secret message!
The co-creators of Hero of the Sea interview each other about writing, illustrating and their latest collaboration.
What do NZ YA fans really think of Karen McManus' latest book?
Summer is a great time to catch up on prizewinners from the previous 12 months, return to old favourites or for a bit of personal development. Here are our top five suggestions.
Turn reading over the summer into a game! Download and print off our book bingo sheet for inventive ways to enjoy a story and try different genres. Read under a tree; read a non-fiction book, visit a library; are you up to the challenge?