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The perfect stories to read aloud for the tenth annual World Read Aloud Day!

  • 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.

  • Discover all the colours of Easter with The Very Hungry Caterpillar in this bright and beautiful board book

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The rule would be this: Whatever he saw, if it was runny or powdery or gooey, in it went.

  • OH BOY is the perfect book to accompany our best-selling GO GIRL. Chock-full of stories about brilliant Kiwi men who followed their dreams and made the world a better place, it's an inspiring and essential storybook for children of all ages – grown-ups included!

  • Meet Burt Munro, an unknown, elderly New Zealander whose obsession with setting a world land-speed record at Bonneville on his ancient Indian motorcycle made him a Kiwi legend.

  • Written for children, this is the true adventure of teenager Brando Yelavich, aka ‘Wildboy’, who walked 8000km around the coastline of New Zealand and changed his life for the better.

  • Meet Puffin, a clever architect who always creates the perfect home for her clients. But her newest clients are VERY hard to please!

  • Meet Jean Batten, the brave, trail-blazing and glamorous aviator, who strove to set new records in death-defying solo flights across the world.

  • The iconic first Hairy Maclary book, which introduces Hercules Morse, Bitzer Maloney, Muffin McLay, Bottomley Potts, Schnitzel von Krumm and of course the famous Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy.

  • From award-winning picture book creator Ruth Paul comes a new series about a plucky dolphin called Little Hector and his BIG adventures.

  • 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

  • Badjelly, the baddest witch in all the world, is coming to get you! This full-colour, hardback gift edition of Spike Milligan's hilarious and beloved fairy story comes with an audio CD of the famous BBC radio play so that readers can listen and read along.

  • A dazzling 'mystery thriller for children' about how rainbows appear and disappear by award-winning picture book creator Vasanti Unka.

  • A stunning illustrated storybook for the girls of New Zealand with a powerful can-do message!

  • Little Kiwi has a cold and is starving. What better way for his friends to cheer him up than by having a party? A fun new story in Bob Darroch's bestselling Little Kiwi series.

  • Slinky Malinki steals anything from a clothes peg, to a slipper, to a string of sausages, to a clock! Our hero is a BAD cat! Will nothing stop him?

  • Kids will love this fun New Zealand retelling of the classic adventure, which hides a moa in every illustration.

  • A classic tale about a bear who won't wake up from hibernation, and the surprising way he's eventually awoken, by Lynley Dodd, author of Hairy Maclary and Friends

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