On May 25 we had our first Curiously Good Book Club event! With our partners at Space Place, we launched Sabrina Malcolm’s Zeustian Logic and gazed at the stars. The planetarium was filled with old and new friends, with booksellers, authors, teachers and readers. We would love to organise more events like this one. But for that,… Read more »
Michael Rosen on poetry in primary schools
A recommended read for Curiously Good schools and libraries! Michael Rosen’s blog is a great resource, with many marvellous ideas for sparking a love of poetry in children. “Make yourself a finder-out of poems for the class. Tell the children when you’ve discovered a poem. Tell them that you’re excited when they discover a poem… Read more »
The authors who helped us grow up
Need a book recommendation? The New Yorker children’s literature archive is a wonderful resource. From Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter, with articles from the 1920s to early 2000s, there’s a lot of booky ground covered. We want to hear about your favourite children’s books. Are they the same as when you were a child?… Read more »
Book Club Pile-of-Books giveaway!
We are in the final stages of our Curiously Good Book Club PledgeMe campaign which finishes on 21 June at 9am. Please pledge a little (or a lot!) to the cause, and be in to win a HUGE pile of Curiously Good Books! Click here: you’ll find packs of books, illustrations from some of our best-known books; or… Read more »
New York Times books for young vehicle lovers
“Clearly, one animal’s clutter is another pig’s livelihood in this buoyant, rhyming tale.”
The Curiously Good Book Club needs your help!
We want to create a digital and real life community where people can share knowledge about great books for children (not just our books) and find creative ways to encourage children to love to read. The Curiously Good Book Club will include activities for kids, real people events and rich digital experience – all designed… Read more »
Receive a Simon height chart with your online purchase
This month, any orders made on our website will come with a free height chart. Are you as tall as the little rabbit who only says one thing?
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.
The best books for young minds
Gecko Press, reading on devices, and the heart of children’s publishing. Read Julia’s whole interview from the Dominion Post here.
Chapter books for curious and engaged readers
John McIntyre from The Children’s Bookshop speaks about the wonderful experience of reading your first chapter books. Helper and Helper makes his list.