Intense, heartfelt and complicated, Shuggie Bain illustrates that there is always love for a parent, no matter how flawed.
A year of reading locally: Kids and young adult
Moata runs through her 2020 reads by Kiwi authors for younger readers - a mix of picture books, graphic novels and young adult fiction.
Best book covers of 2020 – My pick of New Zealand’s finest
By Donna R26/11/2020
I keep an eye out during the year for cool covers and flash-as book production. Here are my 2020 standouts.
Elephants on Rolleston Avenue: Picturing Canterbury
Elephants and horses from a visiting circus being exercised, Rolleston Avenue, 1979. An image from the Discovery Wall.
A year of reading locally
Moata runs through her 2020 reads by Kiwi authors - a mix of fantasy, mystery and general fiction.
Competition: Opera at the library – Eight Songs for a Mad King
Be in to win a double pass to New Zealand Opera's Eight Songs for a Mad King, at Tūranga on Sunday 6 December.
Summer Reading picks 2020 / 2021
By Donna R24/11/2020
Here are the books librarians plan to spend time with in the summer holidays.
OK Boomer – Kākāpō is the winner of Te Manu Rongonui o Te Tau/Bird of the Year!
Research New Zealand native birds on New Zealand Geographic Archive and be ready for next years Bird of the Year competition
Podcast – Loneliness among young people
Episode from Human Rights radio show, Speak up Kōrerotia, with recommended reading on the topic of loneliness and making friends.
Dodge City under construction: Picturing Canterbury
Great Western Adventure wild west township, a paintballing game complex under construction at Dodge City, Johns Road in Harewood, 1986.
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