Friday 8th March marks International Women’s Day and books are a great way to introduce kids to strong and inspiring female characters. Here are some of our girl power favourites in both fiction and non-fiction.
Let’s hear it for the girls!
A stunning illustrated storybook for the girls of New Zealand with a powerful can-do message!
A bestselling junior fiction series inspired by true stories from the Wilson Sisters' childhoods. Let the adventure begin . . . taming a wild pony!
The companion to Chelsea Clinton & Alexandra Boiger's #1 New York Times bestseller, She Persisted. Perfect for tiny activists, mini feminists and little kids who are ready to take on the world.
‘We saw Miss Trunchbull grab a girl by the pigtails and throw her over the playground fence!’
Based on her inspirational life, Malala Yousafzai's first picture book will inspire all young readers to find the magic around them.
When Adeline Yen Mah's mother died giving birth to her, the family considered Adeline bad luck and she was made to feel unwanted all her life.
Meet Jean Batten, the brave, trail-blazing and glamorous aviator, who strove to set new records in death-defying solo flights across the world.
A heartfelt, emotional and deeply moving coming-of-age story about finding and fighting for your place in the world.
A stunning picture book from the award-winning Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper, bringing us the incredible true story of Gladys Sandford – mechanic, First World War ambulance driver, New Zealand's first woman pilot and a trailblazer ahead of her time . . .
Meet Puffin, a clever architect who always creates the perfect home for her clients. But her newest clients are VERY hard to please!
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.