Applications are open for the 2024 Penguin Random House Māori and Pacific Publishing Scholarship.
The highest quality books in five genres published between August 2022 and November 2023.
The 2023 PANZ Book Design Awards Winners have been announced!
Design awards celebrate the beauty of physical books
Check out the real life raggedy rascal's gang!
Trinity Thompson-Browne has been awarded the 2023 Māori and Pacific Publishing Scholarship thanks to a collaboration with Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited and Penguin Random House New Zealand (PRH).
Be in to win a year's supply of books!
The award aims to encourage the publication of new and exciting high-quality picture books from new New Zealand illustrators.
'We can’t solve a problem like climate change without an honest accounting of how much we need to do and what obstacles we need to overcome.' – Bill Gates, How To Avoid a Climate Disaster
The Prince's new book will tell his extraordinary life story in his words for the first time.
The shortlist for the 2022 Booker Prize has been announced, with two Penguin Random House novels named this year.
As part of our efforts to become a greener workplace, we've recently appointed our very own Penguin Random House Sustainability Officer. Keep reading to meet Jordan, find out what inspired her to take on this role, and learn about her favourite books.
We chatted with our partners at United Book Distributors (UBD) to find out what's being done to make our shipping and distribution practices more environmentally-friendly. See what Matt O'Brien, Operations Director at UBD had to say.
Lisa Fuemana-Foa'i has been awarded the 2022 Māori and Pacific Publishing Scholarship thanks to a collaboration with Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited and Penguin Random House New Zealand (PRH).
Pasifika artist, writer and publisher Faith Wilson has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Pacific Arts Legacy Internship.
In partnership with the Graduate Diploma in Publishing at Whitireia Community Polytechnic Ltd, Penguin Random House New Zealand is delighted to announce a new publishing scholarship for Māori and Pasifika students.
The presidential memoirs of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, will be published in two volumes.
Epic plant-based comfort food for everyone...with gluten-free options for just about everything.
Netflix have announced a new documentary following Michelle Obama during the publication of her bestselling memoir, Becoming, which will be released on Wednesday 6 May.
Penguin Random House New Zealand believes that all children should have access to books and stories and be encouraged to develop a love of reading.
Penguin Random House authors Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share the 2019 Booker Prize.
Multi-talented illustrator and children’s writer, Gavin Bishop (Ngāti Pukeko, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Mahuta, Tainui) has will be honoured for non-fiction and his outstanding contribution to New Zealand literature.
Winners to be announced Monday 14 October.
We were thrilled to hear Netflix announce its second Danish original series, The Chestnut Man, at Copenhagen TV Festival this week.
I HAVE A FATAL flaw. I like to think we all do.
I once went to kill a man.
When I was very young, I was massively influenced by television. And comics.
The most popular books were from this series called Commando Crocodile, and no matter how many copies she bought, Ms. Masie couldn't keep them on the shelves.
The happiest and most successful people in the world do everything in their power to avoid bad decisions that confuse matters and drag them away from their goals.
‘Y- y-y-you’re crazy,’ Tom said, and I could tell he was scared, seeing as he stammered one more time than he usually does.
Keith Bridgeman was alone in his room when he closed his eyes.
Look, I didn’t want to be a high school senior.
Law 1 - Fill Your Five Buckets In The Right Order
'Where've you been?'
The wind is silent until it encounters objects.
Kuldesh Sharma hopes he’s in the right place.
On his first night in the house, Mark lies on a mattress in the empty living room with all the windows open and listens to the neighbours beating their son.
A top-dresser, a jump school owner, a plane crash survivor...
When I look back on my career, I keep returning to an image I have of myself as a five-year-old boy, out in the backyard kicking goals.
Don shoved the back door open, banging it hard into the wall. Eve knew by the ferocity of his entrance he was certain to pick a fight with her tonight.
‘Oslo,’ the man said, raising the glass of whiskey to his lips.
The world is your oyster mushroom. That’s how one top New Zealand chef described the world of edible fungi to me.
I wear my parents’ wedding on my arm. It might seem like an odd thing to do — getting this event memorialised in ink on my left forearm — because they have been divorced since I was three years old.
Here you are: a novel. From my fingers to your hand, from my eye to your eye, from the crevices of my crumpled brain to the crevices of yours.
Laughter. I must be less than two years old (I remember the nappy), standing in a kitchen cupboard that reaches from the bench right to the ceiling.
Rainbow Valley is on the way up Mount Everest, about five hundred metres from the top and patched with bright colours rarely seen in nature.
Three girls dance in front of him. One of them has set up an old stereo, and tinny music blares, blocking out the sound of the cicadas that sing relentlessly at this time in the evening.
When would it stop? They’d said nothing about lingering pain, but these cramps forced her to hold her breath and count through them when they came; they were like something too big trying to squeeze through a small hole.
What do NZ fans really think of John Boyne's latest novel?
Did you know there's a Spotify playlist with music from My Name is Barbra?
The best audiobooks for kids to get your little ones reading more.
Having trouble finding the perfect bookish gift for your secret santa? Our state-of-the-art Present Picker is here to help!
Now at Penguin Random House we may be biased towards a particular penguin alliance... but that doesn't mean that there aren't some wonderful other birds to vote for.
Are you after a book for this long weekend? Why not try one of these books that our Penguin Random House NZ team loved!
PRHNZ staffer, Becky, is a passionate gardener and now spring is here she's turning to her bookshelf for inspiration and advice. Here are her three go-to books for gardening in Aotearoa.
An Inheritance Cycle summary, covering everything from the Ancient Language to the new book.
All young ghouls and boils need for a hauntingly good celebration this year is a comfy reading spot and one of these spooky stories (costumes and sweet treats optional).
Encourage a love of reading, critical-thinking skills and self-expression with The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books
If you haven’t yet ventured into the high-stakes world of James Patterson’s fiction, here are the novels to get you started
Penning short stories is a great way to improve your writing. The form demands your idea be delivered with clarity and be structured tightly. We asked our authors for their best tips on writing short fiction to help you with your next story.
Understand your horse or pony better by learning these common body language cues
If you're spending all your waking time thinking about the Roman Empire (as many of us are), why not read about it too?
Learn about Zadie Smith's incredible books. You're sure to find a new favourite on this list!
Beloved novelist Witi Ihimaera has been in New Zealand classrooms for years and we have created some new teacher notes to celebrate 50+ years of Witi being a published author.
Join the kōrero. Two passionate and vibrant anthologies featuring work from some of our finest Māori writers.
Recreate The Lucky Taco's famously fresh, authentic and delicious dishes with the help of The Lucky Taco Cookbook.
To celebrate 50 years of publishing in Aotearoa, we are excited to re-issue eleven New Zealand classics in the Popular Penguin format. Have you read them all?
Take a sneak peek at 5 impressive aircraft featured in From the Pilot's Seat!
Our Penguin staffers are raving about Carl Nixon's new gripping family saga set over the course of 40 years in New Zealand. Read on for their reviews!
See the books that readers are obsessing over lately.
John Flanagan shares the inside scoop on his bestselling fantasy series, Brotherband.
Learn all about TikTok sensation and cookbook author, B. Dylan Hollis.
A tremendously tasty traybake.
I’m a long-time tofu lover and when it comes to cooking it, I’ve tried it all. Baking, frying, grilling, shredding, slicing, crumbling . . . the list goes on. So, believe me when I say this is one of the best.
This homemade pasta sauce is so simple, it feels like you’re cheating.
Butter chicken and chicken wings, together at last.
A truly tasty Texan sandwich.
I simply had to include our cheese scone recipe again, after sharing it in my second book. However, this time I have simplified it — sometimes I find that cheese is all that is necessary. Of course, if you prefer, feel free to add some diced bacon, onions or herbs.
It's in the sauce.
Stewed plums in a tasty and decadent sweet dish.
Delicious meatballs in a mouth-watering broth.
Oh so pretty and fragrant — almost too good to eat! I find that just a hint of rose flavour is enough, so when making the icing start with a small amount and add more if desired.
Harissa & garlicky sourdough croutons
Tzatziki marinade, sweet red peppers & charred onion
Vivid black cabbage & mascarpone Gorgonzola sauce
This was originally called Crunchy Cauli. But one day, after Otis had written up the blackboard menu, a customer must have leaned up against it and smudged the ‘CR’ — so now it looked like ‘RA’. Nek minnit, a customer asked us what Raunchy Cauli was. And the name stuck.
A simple, classic dish.
Feel fresh and fancy with these zucchini rolls.
A stunning lunchtime chicken gyros.
Tasty French toast, in bite-sized form.
The delicious pasta recipe from Nathan Anthony that's gone viral around the world.
A flavourful fuss-free favourite, perfect for lunches.
Prepare your ingredients, and let the slow cooker do the rest!
A tasty dish to make with the kids from Jamie Oliver’s first children’s book ‘Billy and the Giant Adventure’
Feel-good fudge that is rich, nutty, creamy and studded with succulent sour blackberries . . . Ummm yes pa-lease.
A warming recipe from Jamie Oliver’s first children’s book ‘Billy and the Giant Adventure’.
The author of I Am Pilgrim shares his thoughts on finding inspiration, the books that shaped his youth, and what to expect from The Year of the Locust, his long-awaited second novel.
The bestselling author talks heartbreak, fiction versus non-fiction, and her latest novel Good Material
Find out what inspired ‘Build the Life You Want’ and what both authors hope readers take away from it.
Learn from James Clear about starting over after a serious injury, the margin between success and failure, and why it’s totally okay (encouraged, even!) to spend just five minutes at the gym.
As he has been publishing now for 50 years, we emailed some questions about writing to Witi, who answered them on a plane journey.
Dive into the mind of romance novel superstar, Emily Henry as she discusses all things Happy Place
Get to know author Shelley Read and delve into the inspiration behind her soaring, heartstopping novel Go as a River!
We caught up with Eloise Head ahead of the release of her cookbook, ‘Fitwaffle’s Baked In One.’ Learn about her favourite ingredients, ultimate comfort food and more.
Jamie talks us through creating his latest cookbook, One.
Benjamin Stevenson talks to us about his new must-have mystery and his friend's odd act that inspired his book.
The much-loved author chats to us about researching The Spy's Wife on the cusp of the pandemic starting, studying 1930s German history and baking cherry cakes.
Bursting full of children’s curiosity Everything Under the Sun is a glorious celebration of life on earth.
The debut author of the YA novel soon to hit Netflix on discipline, working with Daniel Kaluuya, and the complications of writing about time travel.
The bestselling author discusses tapping back into Jack's world, twisty-turny stories and her favourite crime dramas.
The Great Circle author on inspiring travel, research and spending seven years on her latest novel.
Vintage Creative Director Suzanne Dean and artist Lena Peters on circles, Murakami and monkeys.
House of Hollow author on ghost doors, googling corpses and advice to aspiring YA authors.
Author Richard Fairgray talks about what he thinks makes a good scary story, what scares him and more in this Q&A!
Dame Lynley Dodd on what comes first, the stories or the illustrations, where her ideas come from and more!
The Booker Prize winning author answers our questions about his strangely beautiful story about hope and love and orange-bellied parrots: The Living Sea of Waking Dreams.
The bestselling author on thrilling reads and the things that scare her.
The Women and Leadership co-authors answer our questions on gender equality and finding the inspiration to lead.
The international bestselling author on cryptozoology, life in the 1950s and writing the ending early.
Falastin authors Tara Wigley and Sami Tamimi lift the lid on Palestinian cooking.
Get in to the Christmas spirit with Bluey
Test your knowledge in this fun No Brainer quiz put together by Sylvie from Waterview Primary!
Get into the holiday spirit with this Blue, Blue Christmas colouring in activity!
Activities to keep the children engaged this weekend (regardless of the weather!)
Zoo-wee-mama! Dress up in your best DIY Wimpy Kid outfit with these fun printable Greg and Rowley masks.
Meet some of our cute and curious critters with this colouring in sheet!
A simple pronunciation guide to the Māori alphabet
Magnifying glasses at the ready! Channel your inner detective to complete this word search
Bluey and Bingo share their guide for making Dad laugh this Father's Day.
How to make your own Ranger's Apprentice Cloak for book week and beyond!
Colour in with Emma!
A fun word search to see what the odd farmer might swallow in this favourite nursery rhyme with a pitch-perfect Kiwi twist!
Download everything you need to throw your own frolicking Hairy Maclary birthday party!
Take this fun quiz to find out which classic picture book you belong in.
Get creative with Para the pūkeko and Heahea the tuatara with these colouring in sheets from Book Ruffle's graphic novel Para Pūkeko!
Follow along with Bluey to make your own pencil toppers
Follow along with Bluey and make mum a queen's crown for Mother's Day!
Want to get the kids involved in the kitchen?
Get a sneak peek inside Bluey’s fun-filled drawing book.
Curious about the making of the Moon? Download these activity sheets for school or home!
Magnifying glasses at the ready! Channel your inner detective to complete this word search
Looking for easter activities? Look no further than Granny McFlitter's Eggcellent Easter activity pack! With a word search, colouring sheet, and a maze there's plenty to keep children entertained.
Can you help Granny McFlitter find her way through the maze?
Colour in with Granny McFlitter!
A heart-stopping romantic adventure to read with your book club.
Build the Life You Want introduces you to the cutting-edge science that can change your life, in understandable terms and with actionable strategies. Along the way, Arthur and Oprah share hard-earned wisdom from their own lives and careers.
Some great points to discuss with your classroom or book club, from this quirky new take on Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Unravel Carl Nixon's brilliant story of a fractured family told over 40 years with these book club questions
A powerful blazing genre-bending masterpiece to discuss with your book club.
A perfect literary pick for your book club, dive deeper into The Deck with these discussion questions
A top pick for book clubs, Laughing at the Dark is a funny, moving memoir about rebellion, identity and laughter
Get discussing Stephanie Johnson's funny and fearless New Zealand novel with the help of these book club questions!
A soaring coming-of-age novel of female resilience and becoming, Go as a River is the perfect literary pick for your book club
A New York Times bestseller, Grazia summer reading pick, and word-of-mouth sensation to read with your book club.
A cleverly wry and relatable collection of short stories, perfect for book club discussions!
A fierce, funny and utterly captivating book to read with your book club.
Delve into Joanne Drayton's modern love story of a memoir with these book club notes!
A fast-paced modern classic perfect for book clubs.
Atlas of the Heart should be your next book club pick. A guide to mapping meaningful connection, this book is compelling, enlightening and ripe with discussion points.
A Sunday Times bestseller and BBC Between the Covers Book Club pick.
Get your book club talking with these discussion questions on R. H. Herron's book Hush Little Baby.
Find discussion questions to get you thinking about Owen Marshall's book Return to Harikoa Bay in this book club guide.
Laurence Fearnley shares notes and discussion questions on her new book Winter Time in this book club guide.
Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone is a fiendishly clever mystery that will keep your book club guessing and introduces a family of characters brilliant for discussion.
An unputdownable Australian novel to read with your book club.
A standout book club novel. Unputdownable and thought-provoking.
James Norcliffe shares discussion points and questions for his new book The Frog Prince in this book club guide.
Much loved author Fiona McIntosh is back with an historical adventure to enjoy with your book club.