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.
February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019
Further details about the publication of Philip Pullman’s highly-anticipated new book, The Secret Commonwealth, are revealed today.
Earlier this year, as part of Puffin’s upcoming 80th Anniversary Celebrations, Penguin Random House NZ offered to fund bookseller initiatives to get kids reading, to the value of $5000 each.
Dame Fiona Kidman has won this year’s $53,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards for her novel, This Mortal Boy.
We're excited to announce the August release of Driven, from New Zealand’s most successful rally driver, Hayden Paddon.
Elisabeth Moss, star of the hit TV show The Handmaid’s Tale, has narrated the audiobook edition of Margaret Atwood’s classic novel.
This extraodinary memoir, from American artisitc visionary Prince, will be released worldwide on 29 October, 2019.
Volume Two of The Book of Dust is set to arrive on 3rd October 2019, jumping 20 years forward from Volume One, La Belle Sauvage.
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know will be published in September 2019.
E L James, whose Fifty Shades of Grey series has broken sales records for contemporary adult publishing (150 million copies sold worldwide), has written a new novel, The Mister, which will be published on 16 April 2019.
Your first look at The Mister, the new book from Fifty Shades author E L James.
From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a new story of evil, greed and the consequences of dark obsession.
Agent Running in the Field will be published in October 2019.
Big Sky will be published on 18th June 2019.
The Testaments is to be published September 2019.
The author of the international bestselling novel, The Night Circus returns in 2019 with a magical, timeless and wholly original love story set in a secret underground world.
I would be lying if I said my mother’s misery has never given me pleasure.
It all began with Mallory’s tooth.
There was no peace, even in the loo. Rory’s pager and phone were going simultaneously.
In the spring of 1944, I was sixteen, living with my parents and two older sisters in Kassa, Hungary.
I am in the spare room, which doubles as my office, and I have just finished my day’s work.
I heard him before I saw him.
Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.
The car containing the four sleeping children left the earth.
“Remember dunker training at Pendleton?”
An airship quietly sails across early in the morning and shakes us up with a taste of bombs.
It wasn’t until I did that test that I really thought about how aspects of my personality and my strengths could affect my mental health, through my reactions and approaches to things.
Killing someone is easy. Hiding the body, now that’s usually the hard part. That’s how you get caught.
In that crowded city, she had worked for a haberdasher and presided over the slow death of her mother, after which she’d discovered in herself an unexpected yearning to leave Ireland and see the world.
Sujin is hell-bent on becoming a room salon girl.
The two suspects sat on mismatched furniture in the white and almost featureless lounge, waiting for something to happen.
I duck down and pull my hoodie close around my face.
The Polydorus is a charming family-run hotel, located a short walk away from the lively town of Agios Nikolaos, one hour from Heraklion.
The dust of mountain flowers lay thick on the air, like perfume or boiled varnish.
I’m sooooo happy you’re coming to my wedding in Capri!
In all the years that Elinora Gassbeek had been matron of the Little Tulip Orphanage, not once had the Rules of Baby Abandonment been broken.
The shoes were a big mistake. Her toes had gone numb and every time a stiletto heel crunched on to the unforgiving surface of the pavement, it set her teeth on edge.
I want to touch you. Your face, your skin, your thighs, your eyes. I want to feel you shiver as my hands explore every part of you.
When Margery was ten, she fell in love with a beetle.
On the night that I was born, my father, Marinus, left our home while my mother was in labour and, over the eight hours that followed, slaughtered a dozen infant boys, the sons of our neighbours and friends, each one under the age of two years.
Inspired by DOT, Anxiety NZ asked their supporters to share some self-care tips that help them manage stress.
Book club ideas and notes for the top three books we’re talking about in the office right now!
Kōrerotia te reo! Wherever you may be on your learning journey, we have a book to help you.
Kōrerotia te reo with the help of Penguin Books!
Alick’s spelling of some names may be incorrect, especially those of Belgians, French and Germans. Sometimes people are addressed by their nicknames or first names only. Where known, in this list I also include their official enlisting number.
There’s nothing better than curling up on the couch with a good book and a cosy blanket, especially when it’s a bit chilly outside.Here are some great escapist reading suggestions that’ll have you staying up well past your bedtime and saying “just one more chapter…”
Are you looking for the perfect book to help send your dad on an adventure this Father’s Day? We’ve got a great list of suggestions.
Hint: no it doesn’t involve reading books all day!
Not sure which book you should pick up first? We've compiled the first chapter of each of the below titles so that you can give the ones you're interested in a go!
We’ve all been there. . . reading the perfect book, completely invested in a fictional world, only to be disturbed by a neighbour mowing their lawns or the distant sound of dogs barking. Suddenly you’re pulled back to reality wondering what on earth happened.
In Women and Leadership, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reflects on the importance of role-modelling in shattering gender stereotypes.
We asked young Kiwi readers all over NZ to read and review Hana Tooke's debut novel, The Unadoptables. To a person, every reader adored this book. Out in all good bookstores from 2nd July 2020. Read on for more!
This week's story starter came from NZ author Kathy White. Congratulations to Ysabelle Casimiro and William Kelly on their winning entries. Read on for the story and Kathy's judging report.
With the recent instability in the world and our finances, how would you feel if I told you there was an easy way to get free money to save for your future? That it was tightly regulated for safety, loaded with tax breaks and extra cash, and all you had to do was put some money into it yourself?
The addition of another baby to your household is a big step. Over many years of working with families, Sharlene Poole has developed a few new habits and simple tips that will enable the new baby’s addition to the family to go a little more smoothly.
Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old criminal mastermind. With this hit series coming to Disney+ there’s never been a better time to dive into his nefarious world. Read the book, watch the movie then see how you stack up with this masterful quiz.
Read on for the first chapter from The Sentinel. The new Jack Reacher by Lee Child and Andrew Child coming Spring 2020.
Writing about the Māori world, both rural and urban, often knocking into the Pākehā status quo, Witi Ihimaera’s writing has always offered a broader view of what New Zealand literature could be – should be – about. But with numerous short stories, novels, libretti, plays, memoirs – well over 20 books, plus many more he has edited or contributed to – where do you begin? Following is a sampling from our Fiction Publisher, Harriet Allan.
When your eyes inevitably begin to glaze over on your 29th episode of Gossip Girl in almost as many hours (yes, we speak from experience), picking up a book is the perfect way to escape.
Beautiful bookish backgrounds to improve your next Zoom meeting.
Looking for your next YA read? The Penguin team is proud to bring you some of our faves, all available as ebooks. And remember, YA isn’t just for teens!
As a launch for The Divorce Diaries by Sarah Quigley could not go ahead, we asked our Fiction Publisher, Harriet Allan to share the speech she would have given at the event.
Harriet Allan, our Fiction Publisher, shares the speech she would have given at the launch event for Hello Strange by Pamela Morrow.
As the launch for The Night of All Souls by Philippa Swan could not go ahead as planned our Fiction Publisher, Harriet Allan, has shared the speech she would have given.
A fruity dish from Ottolenghi Flavour by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage.
A vegetarian recipe that is simply as good as any steak (with mash), if not better.
With red pesto-layered filo, Cheddar and cottage cheese.
With fragrant spices, tomatoes, cashew butter and yoghurt.
With cajun spice, mango, sweet cherry tomatoes and lime.
One of the rather pathetic realities of the fact that so many of the restaurants in France are disappointing these days is the almost tearful joy in finding one that’s everything you would have hoped for, often from your childhood or teenage memories. Such a place is Le Bistro du Paradou near Arles.
Sprouts (and the whole brassica family) go fantastically with Asian flavours. Out of season, use a mix of the rest of the brassicas – broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, spring greens etc. You could also make a spring version with asparagus and peas.
We ate many dishes similar to this while spending time in Italy and they were all different depending on the part of Tuscany that we were in. This is our version of a Tuscan chicken casserole and it’s very moreish and flavoursome. I love it in the winter and any leftovers get tossed through some pasta the next day.
With root veg, porcini mushrooms, marmite & crispy rosemary.
Try this free recipe from Country Women’s Association Preserves.
This is a great Nordic recipe — the tartness of the citrus cuts through what would otherwise be the overbearing sweetness of the shortbread. The flavours complement each other brilliantly . . . it’s definitely a combination made in Valhalla. We’ve decorated it with preserved lemon slices, which you can buy from any good gourmet or speciality food store.
Being a huge fan of cabinet food, we were looking for a good gluten-free, vegetarian alternative to potato cakes to serve for lunch straight out of the cabinet.
One of Palestine’s national dishes, where chicken is cooked and served with layers of olive-oil-drenched flatbread.
A fish dish that can be on the table less than fifteen minutes after you’ve started making it.
A cheesecake recipe that is sweet, of course, but at the same time punchy and totally distinct.
The beauty of a frittata is that anything goes – really, it does! In this case, broccoli is the star, but let whatever is in your fridge take the lead. Always aim for some green as it’s often the green veg that most of us could do with more of.
I absolutely love the flavour and texture combination of this salad. Halloumi is not often used in my kitchen, but it is underrated, and magically adds the squeak to this dish.
These little meatballs have a great flavour to them and can also be served as a canapé with the yoghurt dressing – just serve on a platter with toothpicks and the dressing in a little dipping bowl to the side. The meatballs can also be frozen once rolled, so it’s great to make up plenty of them and have some in the freezer to call on for an easy week-night dinner.
This moreish slice is fabulous with a cup of tea to give you an energy boost mid-afternoon or as a decadent after-dinner treat.
With bombs of green pesto, olive tapenade, creamy mozzarella, and basil.
With coriander yoghurt, mango chutney, and crunchy poppadom sprinkle.
Everybody loves bubbles, but they usually burst when you try to catch them. This experiment uses sugar and gloves to help you bounce bubbles and catch them with your hands!
5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food focuses on genius combinations of just five ingredients that work together to deliver an utterly delicious result, giving maximum flavour, with minimum fuss, just like this delicious Cherry Chocolate Mousse.
5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food focuses on genius combinations of just five ingredients that work together to deliver an utterly delicious result, giving maximum flavour, with minimum fuss, just like this delicious Lemony Courgette Linguine.
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.
Debut author Sam Lloyd on the chess tournament that inspired his thrilling novel, The Memory Wood,
The artist on his inspiration for The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse.
The author of Dear Edward on the real plane crash and sole survivor who inspired her novel.
An in-depth discussion between Lee Child and George Martin in Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 2018.
Margaret Atwood discusses her return to Gilead.
Wondrous and wild, The Brilliance of Birds gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of some of New Zealand’s feathered friends. We the extraordinary minds behind this beautiful book Skye Wishart and Edin Whitehead all about this New Zealand Birdventure!
We sat down for a chat with David Hill and Phoebe Morris, the great minds behind the latest story in the Kiwi Heroes series: Dinosaur Hunter.
We sat down with best-selling author - Eleanor Ozich, to find out about her latest book, Homemade.
The Star-crossed author takes on our rapid-fire questions.
The bestselling master of suspense reveals why he swapped psychology for crime writing.
Bestselling author Sophie Kinsella on her new book, I Owe You One.
Questions and answers with the witty and wonderful Catherine Robertson about her latest novel; What You Wish For - A Gabriel's Bay Story.
Questions and answers from Christopher Paolini, author of the Inheritance Cycle series and creator of the magical world of Alagaësia.
Questions and answers with the former First Lady.
When you’re an author/ photographer/ horse tamer/ adventurer is there any such thing as ‘a usual day’? Find out in our interview with Kelly Wilson, author of the Showtym Adventures series.
We love seeing the work spaces of creative folk. Join us as award-winning picture book creator Ruth Paul invites us into her studio for a nosy around!
The co-creators of Hero of the Sea interview each other about writing, illustrating and their latest collaboration.
10 questions with Dr Nic Gill, All Blacks’ strength and conditioning coach and author of Health Your Self.
In an homage to everything SIMPLE, Yotam Ottolenghi shares his simple pleasures.
A Q&A with Vasanti Unka, author/illustrator of Who Stole the Rainbow?
Lots of wondrous ideas for how to celebrate at home or in the classroom.
Download this Father's Day activity pack complete with colouring in, a DIY card and a fill-in-the-blanks to show what kids of all ages love about their dad.
For this crossword, you simply need to translate the given word. Don’t forget, though: to enhance your learning, take some time to learn the meanings of the words in English and commit them to memory once you have completed each crossword.
Celebrate dads and father figures everywhere with these make-at-home cards and poster, from their most FANTASTIC moments to their most magnificent WHIZZPOPS!
Help Hound solve the case!
Download and print this handy notebook and tick off the items on the list as you make your way through Hound the Detective!
Everything you need to celebrate the new Jeff Kinney release.
Colouring in = an eternally reliable rainy day activity. Download our adorable Abigail and the Restless Raindrop coloring sheet for a few minutes of peace today!
Mabel and the Mountain is a story about believing in yourself and the importance of keeping going even when things get a little tough!
Parents: Click here for 10 minutes of peace. (You're welcome).
We delve into the science behind Abigail and the Restless Raindrop with this fact sheet about the rain cycle.
Learn about famous inventors and then have a go at designing your own invention!
Got a teenager at home? Everything feel heightened during COVID-19? Help is at hand.
Share the joy of LEGO bricks with the whole family.
Celebrate 40 years of Spot with these fun activity packs.
Kiwi Baby is a beautiful new story from Helen Taylor for all children eagerly awaiting a new sibling! We've created this Kiwi Baby bunting so you can get your little one involved in welcoming their new brother or sister home.
Help kids learn and engage with the environment around them through these informative and fun activity sheets!
Check out our downloadable poster where you can meet some of the characters invited to Ruru and Kiwi's midnight feast.
Download this Mother's Day card and colour it in!
Have fun times with your very own Bob Bilby!
Wimpy Kid Greg has a few helpful suggestions for activities at home.
Fun Slinky Malinki activity sheets to download and print! If you love Slinky Malinki you’ll love these too!
Peppa Pig activity sheets, free to download!
Anxious Kids coauthor Dr Jodi Richardson on how parents can help their kids manage COVID-19 anxiety.
Eileen Merriman, author of The Silence of Snow, has provided some background information on her latest book along with some discussion points for your book club meeting!
Carl Nixon shares some discussion points and questions for his new book The Tally Stick in this book club guide.
Rajorshi Chakraborti shares discussion points, ideas and questions for his new book Shakti in this book club guide. Special powers are gifted, but there is a Faustian price to pay in this epic novel, packed with laughter, darkness, pain, dreams, superpowers, love and light.
Laurence Fearnley shares her process for writing Scented along with discussion points, ideas and questions for your next book club meeting.
Christine Leunens shares discussion points, ideas and questions for her book Caging Skies in this book club guide. Caging Skies is a gripping, atmospheric novel about obsession and love.
Two female spies, a banned masterpiece, a book that changed history... The Secrets We Kept is perfect for book club.
Eileen Merriman shares discussion points, ideas and questions for Moonlight Sonata - Book Club Guide. Moonlight Sonata is Eileen Merriman's first adult book, it is a bitter-sweet novel of forbidden love and family secrets. Some secrets should never be told... will the truth be revealed?
Nailing Down the Saint explores modern movie making, friendship, fatherhood and the limits of the possible by following Duncan Blake on his quest to resurrect his career by scouting locations for the biopic of Saint Joseph of Copertino.
Award-winning author Charlotte Grimshaw shares discussion points, ideas and questions for The Bad Seed - Book Club Guide. Now combined into a major TV drama, these two connected novels by award-winning writer Charlotte Grimshaw take an unflinching look at politics and power, contemporary New Zealand society and the arid morality of the privileged.
Auckland-based writer Rosetta Allan's latest novel, The Unreliable People is a compelling, contemporary story where love and loss intersect. We asked Rosetta for questions and discussion points to guide your book club.
Lloyd Jones’s fable-like novel The Cage is both profound and unsettling. We asked the multi-award winning Kiwi author to share the story's origins and create book club questions to help guide your discussion.
Incredible NZ author and Ockham 2019 Award Winner Dame Fiona Kidman shares some thoughts and questions to get the ball rolling in a book club discussion for This Mortal Boy.
NZ author and poet Owen Marshall shares with us some questions to get the ball rolling in a book club discussion for his latest Novel, Pearly Gates.
NZ author Maxine Alterio shares with us her love for book clubs plus questions you can use with your friends and family when you read her new novel, The Gulf Between.
The stars have aligned for your next book club hit.
A reading guide for Michelle Obama’s intimate, powerful and inspiring memoir.
Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 29 November 2018.
A sweeping, epic story of love and betrayal from Fiona McIntosh; The Pearl Thief will leave a lasting impression on your book club.
Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 13 December 2018
Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 18 October 2018
Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 4 October 2018
Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 6 September 2018
Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 26 July 2018
Read the poems being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 9 August 2018