Reviews: Books and Magazines


Keeping Your Children Safe Online


Keeping Your Children Safe Online: A guide for New Zealand parents is written by John Parsons. Parsons is a cyber-safety expert, and is one of New Zealand’s leading authorities on keeping kids safe online. He’s taught cyber-safety workshops around the country, worked with the New Zealand police and government agencies, and developed some cutting-edge resources for teaching about internet health and safety. Read the full review »

Little Truff and the Whales – Ann Russell


Little Truff senses something is wrong. At sea, in a boat with her family, she tugs her master to the stern.

A whale’s out there. It hasn’t moved, I think it’s tangled in a net and trying to get free.

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Fletcher of the Bounty – Graeme Lay

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Fletcher of the Bounty by Graeme Lay is a must-read for fans of sea-faring adventures, life in the late 18th century, and the history and culture of the Pacific Islands. Read the full review »

I can’t Sleep! Written by Stephanie Blake

i-cant-sleep by Stephanie Blake

I Can’t Sleep written by Stephanie Blake is a sweet story about Simon and his little brother.

Simon’s little brother can’t sleep without his special blanket. Simon has to find his brave to solve the problem, and help his little brother out. Read the full review »

Soda Pop by Barbro Lindgren and Illustrated by Lisen AdbĂĄge

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Soda Pop by Barbro Lindgren is a classic Swedish children’s novel that is an absurd tale from a world where anything can happen. The main characters are a father, a son, a giraffe and a bunch of hotdog-eating tigers. I know right!?! Read the full review »

Feel a Little – Little poems about big feelings

Feel A Little

Feel a Little written by Jenny Palmer and Illustrated by Evie Kemp is a beautifully designed book created to help and encourage kids to recognise their emotions. The book is made up of 14 poems and illustrations, each based on a different emotion. Read the full review »

Supertato run, veggies, run! Written by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

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Supertato Run, Veggies, Run! is written by Sue Hendra. It’s sports day in the supermarket and all the veggies are in training. Everyone has been practising hard and is ready and raring to go… Read the full review »

Where’s my jumper? Written by Nicola Slater

Where's my jumper? written by Nicola slater

Where’s my jumper? by Nicola Slater is a picture book about a character called Rudy who has lost his jumper. The story takes the reader on a journey with Rudy in search of his jumper. Read the full review »



BabyCues is one of those books that comes along and makes you think, ‘if only this was around when we had our first child.’ Read the full review »

The Ultimate Parenting Guide to Potty Training

Ultimate Parenting Guide to Potty Training

This is a really comprehensive guide to potty training in ebook form by Kiwi Families.

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