Sometimes a story is best told alongside a beautiful picture, Here's a small selection of some of our favourite 2020 picture books from local creators.
When Jacinda Ardern was little, she wanted to be a clown. But when she saw schoolmates who didn't have lunch, or even shoes, she knew she had to do something. Some kids laughed at her for wanting to help people so much, or said she couldn't do it. But that didn't stop her . . .
This is the true story of a trailblazer who has inspired people around the planet, perfectly accompanied by Phoebe Morris’ bright and lively illustrations of familiar New Zealand scenes and characters.
Hound is a brilliant detective who ALWAYS solves his case. But this latest trail of clues has him perplexed - could it be that he's missed something important?
This gorgeous, multi-layered and engaging whodunnit by award-winning picture book creator, Kimberly Andrews, has a delightful surprise at the end. Kimberly’s richly detailed imaginings of Hound’s world will keep young sleuths poring over the pages, discovering new clues with each reading.
Abigail is a curious little girl. She likes to discover the answers to really BIG questions. One rainy morning, she thinks of a question that's SO BIG she can't concentrate on anything else until she knows the answer . . . how does water get in the clouds?
The ideal bedtime story for any child who loves to ask questions, and with exquisite illustrations from Sarah Wilkins which make the science of the story seem somehow magical!
Vasanti Unka is known for her riotously colourful and inventive illustrations, always jam-packed with personality, and I Am the Universe is no different.
From glittering galaxies to busy city streets, this stunning picture book takes you on a tour around the Universe. It's a starlit journey through space that will lead you to a wonderful planet brimming with all kinds of life - including yours.
Filled with adventure, inspiration and humour, these books are sure to take little readers and their imaginations to new and fantastic places!
The Prime Minister of New Zealand is famous for her empathy and leadership skills.
Download and print this handy notebook and tick off the items on the list as you make your way through Hound the Detective!
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!
We delve into the science behind Abigail and the Restless Raindrop with this fact sheet about the rain cycle.
Download our Taking the Lead word search here!
What do NZ YA fans really think of Fleur Beale's latest book?
If you're a fan of contemporary romance with humour and wit, you've probably heard of Emily Henry - find out which of her novels you should pick up with this handy quiz!
For most of us, energy peaks and troughs throughout the day are something we accept as part of life – but what if it didn’t have to be that way?
The Cunninghams don't really get along, and every one of them has killed someone. Meet the family to help you find the culprit.
Bonnie Garmus shares the Inspiration behind her uncompromising and unconventional character, Elizabeth Zott!
Book clubs are a great way to get to talk about the books you’re reading with friends, they can also help you read across new genres. Here are a few tips from the Penguin New Zealand team about how to get started.