New Zealand Children’s Book Awards 2018

From sharks and dawn raids to earthquakes, kidnap plots, Jean Batten and the familiar chaos that is kids at breakfast time, their range is...

Every Time We Say Goodbye (picture books for tough times)

Granpa by John Burningham (Red Fox, 2003) A dialogue between grandparent and child that covers all the important business and lasts until Granpa’s chair is...

10 preschool books in te reo Māori

Reo Pēpi series - especially Kanohi by Kitty Brown and Kirsten Parkinson A great sturdy bilingual board book series. People really like the faces one as babies this...

Kiwi books offered by Jacinda Ardern to the Royal Baby

My New Zealand ABC Book; learn the alphabet with art and objects from Te Papa by James Brown My New Zealand 123 Book; learn counting with...
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11 best books for 4 to 7-year-olds by Ellie Levenson

A couple of years ago, Ellie Levenson made a selection of 11 best books for 4 to 7-year-olds for Indybest. We think it's a...
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Support an important book, it will help a school!

The Old Man, by Sarah V and Claude Dubois - released this month - is an important book that looks in the eye a story we see on our...

Book recommendations by Guyon Espiner for The Sapling

Guyon Espiner talked to The Sapling about the books he reads to his child... Many great books in English and in Te reo! My reading...

Jacinda Ardern: The Books of my Childhood – for The Sapling

Jacinda Ardern, NZ Prime Minister, told The Sapling about the books that formed her childhood. From Clifford the Big Red Dog to Tomorrow, When the War Began...

The Sapling’s Christmas shopping list

The Sapling made selections of the very best New Zealand books of 2017... Just on time to help you for your Christmas shopping! Best...

Don’t leave childhood without… by The Children’s Bookshop

Our wonderful friends from The Children’s Bookshop shared with us their list of best children’s books that every child should have read/been read. The Lorax by Dr Seuss Bad...