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
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.
We delve into the science behind Abigail and the Restless Raindrop with this fact sheet about the rain cycle.
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!
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.