Based on true events, a lively picture book about a sprightly granny who knits warm jumpers for little blue penguins after the oil spill following the wrecking of the Rena, with illustrations by the winner of the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award.Read More
I am Jellyfish and Little Hector and the Big Blue Whale
2018 saw prolific picture book creator Ruth Paul produce not one, but TWO, beautiful marine-themed books — the adorable Little Hector and the Big Blue Whale and I Am Jellyfish, the deserving winner of the Picture Book of the Year award at the 2018 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults!
Granny McFlitter, the Champion Knitter
Everybody’s favourite knitting granny will be returning for a new adventure in 2019, but until then, revisit her first epic adventure in which she comes up with an ingenious way to help out the penguins affected by the Rena oil spill.
Who Stole the Rainbow?
A razzle dazzle rainbow suddenly disappears from the sky . . . Where did it go? Inspector Beagle is on the case! This colourful tale from award-winning picture book creator Vasanti Unka is the perfect story for all budding scientists, meteorologists and detectives!
Puffin the Architect
This gorgeous offering from Kimberly Andrews had everyone at Penguin HQ completely smitten. A story about a hard working professional mother doing her best to please the trickiest of clients (her own pufflings!), this book is full of endearing animal characters, intriguing house designs and clever details to pore over on every page.
Hero of the Sea
The fourth book in the brilliant non-fiction picture book series by David Hill and Phoebe Morris. This stunning biographical book details Sir Peter Blake’s sporting achievements, but also his important environmental work. A gorgeous gift for children interested in the outdoors and adventure.
Furry Tales: A Treasury of Cat Mischief
If we’re talking about perfect gifts for young readers, it’s hard to go past the work of Lynley Dodd. Furry Tales is a gorgeous hardback treasury of Lynley’s best-loved cat escapades (Slinky Malinki, Scarface Claw and more) and includes a read-along CD with each tale read by the fabulous Jackie Clarke and specially introduced with a personal anecdote from Lynley.
A captivating and award-winning bedtime story by picture book creator Ruth Paul, with luminous illustrations, language evocative of the deep blue sea - and a big surprise when you turn out the lights.
From award-winning picture book creator Ruth Paul comes a new series about a plucky dolphin called Little Hector and his BIG adventures.
Based on true events, a lively picture book about a sprightly granny who knits warm jumpers for little blue penguins after the oil spill following the wrecking of the Rena, with illustrations by the winner of the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award.
A dazzling 'mystery thriller for children' about how rainbows appear and disappear by award-winning picture book creator Vasanti Unka.
Meet Puffin, a clever architect who always creates the perfect home for her clients. But her newest clients are VERY hard to please!
Meet Peter Blake, the famous New Zealand yachtsman, who won the world's most famous yacht races and worked to help save the world's precious waterways.
Furry Tales: A Treasury of Cat Mischief is a delightful collection of Lynley Dodd's best loved stories of cat escapades, with an accompanying audio CD. It is for all cat lovers, young and old, and fans of Hairy Maclary and Friends
Learn Te Reo Maori with help from the mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends!
Cosy up with these fantastic new books, available now from your local bookseller.
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.
World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment, here are some books to inspire kids to look after our beautiful environment.
Pink Shirt Day is a day to celebrate our differences and stand up to bullying. Here are some books to encourage a little kindness, and maybe to help start a conversation about this serious issue which affects one in four children.