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The Brave Knight

the brave knight

Determined to protect his castle and its occupants, a little boy stands guard against enemy knights. This is the context of Sally Gould’s The Brave Knight. Read the full review »

What Should a Horse Say?

what should a horse say

Farmer Rochelle owns a cow that says ‘moo moo’, a sheep that says ‘baa baa’, a chicken that says ‘chick chick’ and a horse that says… ‘chick chick’! What on earth could be wrong with Farmer Rochelle’s horse? Read the full review »

Pugs Don’t Wear Pyjamas

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When Tom goes to stay with his Aunt Roz, he meets her pug, Ellie. But Ellie is no ordinary pug: wherever Tom and his aunt go, and whatever they do, Ellie goes too. Read the full review »

How do you build an aeroplane when you’ve only got one wing?

How do you build an aeroplane when you’ve only got one wing

Toby and Harriet want to fly around the world. But their aeroplane is missing something important. They’d better use their imaginations to come up with a solution. 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

supertato run, veggies, run!

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 »

The Hoppleplop

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The Hoppleplop is a beautiful book that takes the reader on a tour through a charmingly offbeat house.  The story’s narrator tries to show us that the only thing strange about this house is the Hoppleplop living there! Read the full review »

Hare by Deborah Hinde

Hare

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 »

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 »

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