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The kids in my household (three and four-years-old) are fans of American author/illustrator Jon Klassen’s poetic quirky Hat trilogy, with award-winning This Is Not My Hat a particular favourite. Klassen’s latest book, The Wolf, The Duck And The Mouse, is a collaborative effort. The story is written by, Mac Barnett, an American award-winning author for […]

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Turtles All the Way Down is a story, I believe, that will resonate with many readers. I know that it has for me and I think that I will be thinking about it for a while yet. Turtles All the Way Down is about a young woman, Aza Holmes, who, with her best friend, pursues […]

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I have to admit to being a bit of an old hand at jam making, so seeing this book I wondered what it could possibly tell me that hasn’t already been done many times before. This is a New Zealand book so that’s great. Often the imported ones use ingredients that we can’t easily access. […]

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Talented 17-year-old Joanna Li came first equal in the Open Junior Section of the New Zealand Poetry Society’s (NZPS) 2017 International Poetry Competition with a poem entitled Hidden Figures. Her poem has been published in the newly released New Zealand Poetry society anthology, and is copied below. Joanna has a long list of awards and […]

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Ann Russell is an acclaimed welfare and conservation writer, and she has created a charming tale for animal lovers everywhere with this beautifully illustrated picture book. Lara Frizzell is the illustrator of the colourful and appealing artwork.Little Truff is out with her family in a boat at sea when she senses something is wrong. A […]

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The Kiwi Cyclist’s Guide to Life is a collection of inspiring stories about the lives and cycling adventures of a broad range of Kiwis from all around New Zealand. From Olympians and world champions to everyday recreational riders, this book takes an inquisitive peek into how these cyclists got interested in their sport, what motivates […]

The post Win a copy of The Kiwi Cyclist’s Guide to Life by Jane King appeared first on NZ Booklovers.

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Kath Bee is well-known as a songwriter, winning awards for her songs such as Individuality and Dad I Wanna Be A Camel. Now her most popular song, Dragons Under My Bed is published as a picture book, with beautiful illustrations by Lisa Allen. Dragons Under My Bed tells the story of a family of dragons […]

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In The Long and Winding Aotearoa we find George Lockyer riding his Triumph Bonneville around the country, from Kaitaia to Invercargill, and share his witty and funny take on life from under a crash helmet. On the way around our magnificent country, he stops to interview some fascinating characters, each with a story to tell. […]

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This book is a celebration of the Hauraki Gulf Islands – the land and seascape we are so fortunate to have access to. In The  Hauraki Gulf – An Iconic Kiwi Playground, Jane King explores the multitude of recreational activities, the rich history, the nature and conservation success stories, and yarns from people who live, […]

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The golden days of summer are celebrated in this beautiful collection of children’s stories and poems. Dive in to find all sorts of treasures by well-known New Zealand writers and illustrators, including Margaret Mahy, Joy Cowley, Gavin Bishop, Pamela Allen, Gwenda Turner, Fiona Farrell, Elena de Roo, Melanie Drewery, Sandra Morris, Sue Wootton, Brian Turner, Jenny […]

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