Vote for your favourite New Zealand children and young adults book

Would you like to choose the winners in the 2015 New Zealand Children and Young Adults Book Awards? Be part of the Children’s Choice voting and have your chance to vote for the New Zealand books you think are the best. Children and teenagers across the country have been busy reading and reviewing their favourites amongst all the […]

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Book review: The Ghosts of Young Nick’s Head by Sue Copsey

The Ghosts of Young Nick’s Head by Sue Copsey, ISBN9781494354411, Available in paperback or ebook Young adult books are ubiquitous these days but sometimes I feel like the traditional 8 – 12 year old children’s chapter book is being ignored. So it’s a pleasure to find a fun, well-written example like The Ghosts of Young […]

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Picture book roundup for April 2015

Yes, it’s already May but these all published in April or earlier so I forgive me. The Princess and the Giant by Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton, Nosy Crow, ISBN9780857633873, RRP $24.99 In the backyard of Princess Sophie’s house is a beanstalk and up that beanstalk lives a giant. The giant stomps and storms and […]

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Radio book review no. 14 – The Caretaker of Imagination

Yes, last week was time for me to talk on the radio again about another fantastic book – this time around I chose The Caretaker of Imagination by ZR Southcombe. The Caretaker of Imagination is a kids chapter book from a wonderfully talented New Zealand author. Have a listen and then go buy the book […]

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