ENTRIES CLOSED – 5 x Songs for Bubbas 3

Anika Moa’s much anticipated third children’s album was released in November and comes, jam-packed with witches, monsters, lullabies for littlies and wonderful waiata in te reo Māori. There’s even a gorgeous wee song written for her beautiful wee girl, Marigold.

ENTRIES CLOSED – The Adventures of Tupaia

Get to know Tupaia, the Tahitian priestnavigator who guided Captain Cook on the Endeavour, travelling from Tahiti to New Zealand. Read about what happened when the Endeavour visited different parts of New Zealand, and how Tupaia assisted with Cook’s translation and negotiation skills. Told in graphic format with a limited palette, this dramatic …


This book is crazy! It’s based around the library notice board in the ubiquitous New Zealand town of Newtoun, where folks are organising a Waitangi festival. Once you dive into this eclectic volume, you can spend hours following each storyline and coming up with your own responses.

ENTRIES CLOSED – The Princess and the Pirate

The princess in this story has two sides to her personality. During the day she is sweet and kind and obeys her parents, but at night it’s a different story – she dons mask and cape and gallops away on her pony, Jim, to defend the townspeople and see off any …