Reviews: Books and Magazines


Dr Libby’s Women’s Wellness Wisdom


Dr Libby’s Womens Wellness Wisdom: What Every Woman Needs to Know is an inspiring book for women of all ages. Whether you’re just starting out on your wellness journey or have been exploring your heath for a while now Women’s Wellness Wisdom will have something for you. Read the full review »

Hare by Deborah Hinde


Or dear, Hare had an idea… but he’s lost it. Don’t worry though as the Kiwi forest is full of friends who want to help Hare find his idea again. Hare’s friends are a quirky mix of New Zealand forest birds and critters, as well as a few farm foul, and even a tortoise for good measure. Read the full review »

Patch and Ruby by Anouska Jones

patch and ruby

Patch and Ruby is a story about a lonely pony. Sometimes it feels as if he doesn’t quite fit in on the farm. But one day something happens that changes his life forever… This is such a sweet tale, full of different friendships, and working out where one belongs in the world. Read the full review »



Bud-e-reading is designed to begin children on the road to reading for themselves. It is a fantastic set of resources that are not only print-based but also available as a reading app. Jill Eggleton the creator of the Bud-e-reading system has designed these books to help teach your children high frequency words and build upon their reading skills gradually.  Read the full review »

Lonely Planet Kids Amazon Adventure


Take the trip of a lifetime along the world’s largest river – the Amazon – and find out all about the countries and rainforest that dot along this truly amazing and fascinating geographical landmark.

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Lonely Planet Kids The Cities Book


The world is, indeed, full of fascinating cities. This book takes you through stacks of cities from throughout the globe. Some are familiar, like Auckland and Queenstown, San Francisco and Athens. Some you might never have heard of (Samarkand, anyone?). With this book you can learn of both historical and current events, facts, food, information about cultures, architecture and so much more.

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Ivan and the Lighthouse

Ivan and the Lighthouse

Ivan and the Lighthouse is the very well written story of a boy growing up in Devonport around the turn of the century. Ivan’s Father is a Lighthouse Keeper. Every night he rows his wee rowboat out to the lighthouse to take care of the light and ensure the various steamers and sailboats plying Auckland Harbour stay safe. Read the full review »

Hairy Maclary and Friends – Baby’s first year

Hairy Maclary and Friends – Baby’s first year

Hairy Maclary and Friends – Baby’s First Year Cards is a set of 30 delightful cards featuring Hairy Maclary and all his friends you know so well.

The idea of Baby’s first year is to record 30 precious moments of your baby’s life. From their first smile, to first tooth, from their first steps, to their first birthday. Read the full review »

Feed Your Brain


Feed Your Brain: 7 Steps to a Lighter, Brighter You! is the ultimate guide about keeping your brain in tip-top shape.

Delia McCabe has spent over two decades researching what the brain needs to function at it highest potential. The result is her unique 7-step plan that will help modify your eating habits. This book is set out into two sections: one very in-depth write up of the brain and what it needs, the second section is full of easy to follow recipes.

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Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran


Moranifesto is Caitlin Moran’s collection of some of her favourite pieces that she has written, loosely collected into topics “The twenty-first century, where we live,” “The feminisms,” and “The future.”

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