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Jacqueline Wilson Appreciation

Dancing the Charleston, the new book from the legendary Jacqueline Wilson, publishes this month. Wilson has been writing books for children since 1985 and quite a few of us here at Penguin HQ grew up reading and loving everything she wrote!

Your guide to Jacqueline Wilson...

With over 100 books under her belt, Jacqueline Wilson truly has something for all types for readers.

How to Get Your Sparkle Back

Meg Bignell, author of The Sparkle Pages, shares her ten tips for being your best sparkly self.

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid - inside look at AMAZING GUY

What’s this!? A superhero based on kindness and friendship? It can only be… AMAZING GUY!

Written in the Stars

Match your sign to a compatible (if most likely unavailable) literary crush.

Fact Behind Fiction: The Real Life Showtym Adventure Ponies

Each story in the Showtym Adventures series is inspired by a true event from the Wilson sisters’ childhood, so every pony featured in the series has a real-life counterpart! We talked to Kelly Wilson to find out more about the real-life Showtym ponies.

Real Readers Review: Charlie Changes into a Chicken

We asked young Kiwi readers all over NZ to read and review Sam Copeland’s side-splitting debut junior fiction novel – here’s what they had to say:

Real Readers Review: The Whispers

We asked young Kiwi readers all over NZ to read and review Greg Howard’s magical and mysterious middle grade novel – here’s what they had to say!

Puffin Grants 2019

To celebrate Puffin’s upcoming 80th Anniversary, Penguin Random House New Zealand are awarding $20,000 in grants to local booksellers who are passionate about encouraging young readers in their community.

The 6 Basic Rules of Tidying

After honing the art of tidying since the age of 15, Marie Kondo turned her attention to sharing her unique method with the world through her consultancy, two bestselling books and Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Here are Marie's six rules of tidying.

My Inspirations for Writing The Rumour

I started writing this novel in August 2017, but the original idea came to me a few years before when someone I was working with passed on a rumour to me.

A Chef’s Christmas

Our foodie authors share their top tips for planning a festive feast.

Dr. Jordan B Peterson Announces NZ Tour Dates

International bestselling author Dr. Jordan B Peterson will bring his 12 Rules for Life Tour to NZ in February, with special guest Dave Rubin. New shows added! 

5 Inspiring Things We Learn About Michelle Obama in Becoming

Five facts the book has taught us about one of the most inspirational women of our time.

On Design: Killing Commendatore

Suzanne Dean, creative director at Vintage, shares the creative process for designing the cover for Haruki Murakami’s latest novel.

Things to Try if Your Toddler Won’t Eat

In Babies & Toddlers, Kaz Cooke explains there will be days that your toddler will not be interested in much food, the next they’ll be ‘on the fang’. Keeping up with this can be frustrating, and patience is key. In Babies & Toddlers there are tips to get even the fussiest toddlers eating.

How Babies Change and Learn

In Babies & Toddlers, Kaz Cooke helps parents understand a child’s physical, emotional and communication development milestones, from six-week-old babies through to three-year-olds. Including hints on fun ways to encourage development, and when (or whether) to see a doctor, Babies & Toddlers has it covered.

Meet Marlborough landscape designer Rosa Davison

If anyone you know has a serious case of native plant nausea, an affliction caused by exposure to dull municipal or motorway landscaping, the doctor is in: Rosa Davison has concocted the cure.

The First Penguin Classic

The 1946 origin story of one of the world’s best-loved literary series.

Researching The Pearl Thief

Fiona McIntosh on the jewels and journeys that sparked the idea for her latest novel.