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Stories to inspire little people’s awareness of the animal world.

Kids love animals. Animals are tangible, loveable, cute and diverse – an excellent place for small children to start categorising the world around. Introducing your toddler to the wonders of the animal kingdom can be as memorable and rewarding for you as it is for them. Here are some books to take your little ones on journeys of discovery.

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Going West Writers Festival 2019

The Going West Books & Writers Festival happens every September in Auckland. Based in Titirangi, it encompasses events in other parts of the West as well. Here's a list of books from the amazing Penguin authors who are participating in this years Going West Books & Writers Festival.

Hairy Maclary (Te Reo)

Learn Te Reo Maori with help from the mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends!

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New Zealand Book Awards For Children And Young Adults

The New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults awards are a unique celebration of the contribution New Zealand’s children’s authors and illustrators make to building national identity and cultural heritage. Here are the Penguin titles that are shortlisted for the 2019 awards.