Reviews: Books and Magazines


Lonely Planet Kids Paris City Trails


Mais oui bien sûr, Lonely Planet Kids have included a guide to Paris in their new City Trails editions for the 8-12 year old bracket. If you want a fun taste of what it’s like to walk the streets of the City of Light, or to whet your child’s appetite for travel, this little guide will fulfill that purpose.

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Snooze with Hairy Maclary


Another installation from Lynley Dodd sees Hairy Maclary and friends looking for their favourite spots to take a nap.

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Lonely Planet Kids London City Trails


Lonely Planet Kids London City Trails follows 19 themed trails through London to reveal the city’s best kept secrets. If you’ve got an 8-12 year old who dreams of travel, this little guide will be well received.

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New Zealand Kiwiana to Read, Colour and Keep


This is a great Kiwiana colouring book created by Dave Gunson that gives you true-to-life pictures and unusual facts about all things Kiwiana. This book features 30 simple, black and white drawings of Kiwiana from buzzy-bees to gumboots and the corner dairy to the haka.

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What Could It Be?


What Could It Be, by Sally Fawcett is a picture book about exploring shapes and the endless creativity that comes with this.

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Dear Mummy, You’re Important Too

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Dear Mummy, You’re Important Too is the ultimate handbook reminding mothers how important self time truly is. In this beautifully laid out book is a collection of quotes, tips, tactics and practices that help motivate mothers to take positive action towards nourishing themselves.

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Reo Pēpi


Reo Pēpi presents its first series of beautiful bilingual children’s books with the release of Kanohi – My Face, Kākahu – Getting Dressed & Kararehe – Animals. With hand drawn images and text featuring both English and Te Reo Maori, each book includes a phonetic guide to help with pronunciation.

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Life According to Dani


It’s Dani’s first summer vacation—and the best ever! She is staying on an island with Ella, her best friend in the world. Dad is still in hospital but he calls every day, and Ella and Dani stay busy building huts, fishing, exploring, and swimming.

Then Dad turns up, but with his nurse too! This is not the visit anyone had imagined.

Life According to Dani is the fourth book in the ‘Dani’ series by Rose Lagercrantz and Illustrated by Eva Eriksson.

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Lonely Planet Kids – Spot the Lot


Lonely Planet Kids – Spot the Lot! is a really fun new book that is part search-and-find and part colouring book.

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Lonely Planet Kids: New York City Trails


Lonely Planet’s new collection of City Trails books reveal secrets, stories and other cool stuff about some of the world’s most popular destinations. New York is my favourite city to visit, so I was really interested to read the New York City Trails edition.

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