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 »

Dough Queen – Natural non-toxic play dough for kids


Dough Queen play dough¬†is an all natural, non-toxic alternative to the¬†commercial store-bought play dough. It was born out of a need. When Claire (aka the Dough Queen) noticed how her own little one put ‘anything and everything’ in her mouth¬†she went about creating her own non-toxic play dough. Realising that not all families have the time to make their own home-made play dough the Dough Queen decided to fill a need. She now provides families with non-toxic, New Zealand made, play dough for little fingers to enjoy.¬† Read the full review »

Rhyme and Reo – At the zoo


Rhyme & Reo is a fun way to learn Te Reo. At the Zoo is a tale about two kids having a fun day out at the zoo. They see all the regular animals as they head around the zoo. The story mixes up¬†both English and Te Reo, which is a great way to learn the language. Read the full review »

Hairy Maclary and Friends – Baby’s first year

Hairy Maclary and Friends ‚Äď Baby‚Äôs 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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Daipers Sensitive


I was lucky enough to try out Daipers Sensitive Nappies from the Nappy Warehouse. Daipers Sensitive are an economically priced nappy, but still with European made quality and absorbency. The nappies have been designed to offer absorbency, comfort, and have skin friendly properties.

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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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Kai Carrier Pouch Pack

Kai Carrier

Kai Carrier make reusable food pouches that can be filled with homemade food so you know exactly what you and your children are eating while minimising the mess.

They were designed by a Kiwi mum who discovered a gap in the market when trying to cater for her own children. The result were these awesome creations that can be used from infant to adult.

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Kung Fu Panda 3


Kung Fu Panda, you’re either going to love it, or not.

I’m firmly in the love it camp. I think Jack Black is excellent, and he’s in fine form in the third installation of the Kung Fu Panda film series.

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