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Go Girl Barbara Else

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

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Matilda Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

Roald Dahl's greatest heroine, now in Penguin Classics for the first time.

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Sky High David Hill, Phoebe Morris

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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Children's books to read this International Women's Day.

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!

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Hairy Maclary (Te Reo)

Learn Te Reo Maori with help from the mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends!

Hot Reads For Cold Nights

Cosy up with these fantastic new books, available now from your local bookseller.

New Zealand Book Awards For Children And Young Adults

The New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults awards are a unique celebration of the contribution New Zealand’s children’s authors and illustrators make to building national identity and cultural heritage. Here are the Penguin titles that are shortlisted for the 2019 awards.

World Environment Day Books

World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment, here are some books to inspire kids to look after our beautiful environment.

Anti-Bullying books to read on Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day is a day to celebrate our differences and stand up to bullying. Here are some books to encourage a little kindness, and maybe to help start a conversation about this serious issue which affects one in four children.

Jackson Brodie’s Case History

Get to know Kate Atkinson’s lovable rogue investigator.