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

  • The classic story in a new, larger format. Hairy Maclary goes off for a walk with a few of his friends - and comes up against a nasty surprise in the shape of Scarface Claw!

  • 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.

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

  • A bright and beautiful pull-out journey from tiny caterpillar to beautiful butterfly.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Spike Milligan

    Stinkypoo! Stinkypoo! Knickers, knickers, knickers! Spike Milligan's Badjelly the Witch is a children's cult classic

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

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

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