EIGHT of our beloved local titles have been selected as finalists in the 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
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.
Imagine owning your very own monster . . . but what happens when the monster you ordered isn't quite what you expected? A playful picture book with a twist on family pets that children will love.
A captivating bedtime story by award-winning 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.
War historian Glyn Harper's brand new story about a band of tunnellers in the First World War, and the tiny canary who helped them survive, with heart-warming illustrations by Jenny Cooper.
Brave, trail-blazing and glamorous, this stunning picture book tells the true story of how Jean Batten became an international superstar for her solo flights across the world.
Discover the story of New Zealand through this richly illustrated visual history by award-winning illustrator Gavin Bishop.
Will Alex win the battle for life?
Wise, tough, heart-breaking, funny, this compulsive love story is about facing your demons.