Mr Miniscule and the Whale by Julian Tuwim

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Mr Miniscule and the Whale by Julian Tuwim, illustrated by Bohdan Butenko, Book Island, ISBN 9780987669681, RRP $18 There’s something in stories about teeny tiny things meeting big giant things that always appeals to children and in that vein they will thoroughly enjoy Mr Miniscule and the Whale. Mr Miniscule is a wee little explorer who goes […]

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Book Watch – NZ Herald on Sunday, 9 February 2014

Maia and What Matters By Tine Mortier, Illustrated by Kaatje Vermeire, Book Island A stunning and deeply moving picture book, Maia and What Matters is the story of Maia and her beloved grandma. Dealing compassionately and appropriately with issues of loss and grieving, as well as old age, this is a wonderful book to share […]

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Book Review: Maia and What Matters by Tine Mortier and Kaatje Vermeire

Maia and What Matters by Tine Mortier & Kaatje Vermeire, Book Island, ISBN9780987669667, RRP $29.99. The most beautiful picture book I’ve seen this year, Maia and What Matters is the latest from Kapiti Coast publisher Book Island – further proving that the best New Zealand publishers are congregating around Wellington. Maia is “an impatient scamp”, […]

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2013 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards nominees announced

This year’s nominees for the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards have been announced and I’m happy about two in particular. Rachael King for Red Rocks because she’s an all-around fantastic New Zealand writer. Earth Dragon, Fire Hare by Ken Catran because I thought this was an excellent and thoughtful YA book. A hearty congratulations to […]

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