Books by Matthew Cunningham
Awards & recognition
New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
Winner • 2020 • Best Picture Book Award for Abigail and the Birth of the Sun
NZ Booklovers Award
Finalist • 2020 • NZ Booklovers Award for Best Children's Book
Curious about the making of the Moon? Download these activity sheets for school or home!
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.
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.
A Read Along with Puffin video: Abigail and the Birth of the Sun by Matthew Cunningham and illustrated by Sarah Wilkins (read by Matthew Cunningham) Abigail is a curious little girl. She likes to discover the answers to really BIG questions. One night, she thinks of a question that's SO BIG she can't sleep until she knows the answer. Join Abigail on a magical night-time adventure to discover how the sun, moon and planets came into being.