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
Brainy books that will make you think! Here are some titles that will enhance your world view, question your perspectives and teach you a thing or two.
Te Wiki o te Reo Maori. Upsize your Reo this Maori Language Week 2019 with our selection of Maori Language books.
Get excited! Take a look at our list of upcoming local books from incredible New Zealand authors.
Fill up Dad's bookshelf with the best books this Father's Day, because no-one really wants socks... Here are our top picks for your Dad!
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.