The Guardian’s best new picture books

My Pictures after the Storm is in good company in this Guardian roundup of the best new picture books and novels for children. Sitting next to a...

The Lost Kitten in Huffington Post

The Lost Kitten, illustrated by by Komako Sakai, is featured in The Huffington Post as one of the best children’s picture books released this...

Chapter books for curious and engaged readers

A Friday morning treat. John McIntyre from The Children’s Bookshop speaks about the wonderful experience of reading your first chapter books on Radio New Zealand. Our...

My Book after the Wall Street Journal review

My Pictures after the Storm is one of The Wall Street Journal’s best new picture books. “a terrific little book that will amuse all out of...

Waitangi Day reading

This book by Gavin Bishop relates beautifully to Waitangi Day, telling the story of how New Zealand was colonised. NZ Book of the Year in...

Some books Ulf Stark loves

Tove Jansson: Moominpappa at Sea Here we have the sea, a lighthouse, a mother who has abandoned her garden and a father looking for adventure...

Mrs Tittlemouse and cleaning

I was telling my mother about my lack of cleaning the other day. She said she’d just been doing a bit of dusting herself (dusting!...