Belynda’s grandson Charlie (3) adores Simon: Yesterday he sat at the table for ages and then showed me his drawing of Simon. We were all rather surprised as it is the first recognizable thing he has ever drawn! The power of reading. Thank you Charlie and Belynda for drawing, sharing and letting us share. Simon couldn’t… Read more »
Oink has received a starred review by Publisher’s Weekly. “Eager to take a bath, a pig hangs his towel from the stepladder and climbs into the tub. It closes its eyes contentedly, but the moment of quiet is cut short by a knock on the door. A sheep, dressed in a skirted swimsuit and carrying… Read more »
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Written by the beloved Swedish author Ulf Stark and generously illustrated by the Belgian artist Kitty Crowther, a winner of the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and translated from the Swedish by Julia Marshall, THE RUNAWAYS (Gecko, 144 pp., $17.99; ages 6 to 11) also depicts a culture that will seem very different to most… Read more »
The writing is unflashy and deadpan except for when it’s unflashy and musical. Crowther’s bright, naïve pencil illustrations fit the offbeat text.
Harsu and the Werestoat is a surprising read. Else has built a fantastical world, rich in detail and imagination. It is a book that will delight those that tumble into Harsu’s world.
We are happy to announce that Wolfy and The Visitor were both included in the Children’s Book Committee Best Children’s Books of the Year list.
We are pleased to announce that Inside the Villains by Clotilde Perrin is in shortlist for the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards 2019 in Non-Fiction 7 – 11 nomination.
This is such a gripping, marvellous book I can’t wait for you to discover its magical highways, its fascinations and its gripping secrets. I do hope this is the first of a series! Highly recommended.
The Mapmakers’ Race, Cook’s Cook and Oink have been selected for the 2019 Storylines Notable Books List. The awards ceremony was in Auckland yesterday. Congratulations to Eirlys Hunter, Gavin Bishop and David Elliot. You can view the entire list here.