Stacy Gregg interview: “I write for strong, brave independent-minded readers who aspire to be heroes”

Several years ago now, I bought Mystic and the Midnight Ride by Stacy Gregg as a Christmas present for Miss Missy, my daughter. We read our way through all the Pony Club Secrets books as I (and other members of my family) bought them for her as Christmas and birthday presents. Miss Missy quickly become…
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Horse tales – Soraya Nicholas and Stacy Gregg: WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

Today I sat amongst a crowd of young girls, clutching their favourite horsey books - some even with their riding helmets on - to listen to Stacy Gregg and Soraya Nicholas telling Horse Tales at WORD Christchurch. I expected to enjoy myself, but I didn’t expect to feel myself brought to tears! Stacy, in her…
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The Pony Movie Recipe

Even though Miss Missy is nearly 15, she and I still enjoy our Mum and Daughter Movie Nights. Often we pick a theme, like movies based on books (we liked Stardust, National Velvet and The Princess Bride), robot movies (I, Robot was our favourite) or flicks starring Robin Williams (Jumanji is Miss Missy's top pick; I like Mrs Doubtfire…
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Celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with Tuhinga Pikitia – Te Reo Māori Picture Books

Some people might say they're just here for the kai, but I would say I'm just here for the tuhinga pikitia*. I love picture books, I really do. A good picture book is a work of art. One of my all-time favourite picture books is Kei Te Pēhea Koe? by Tracy Duncan. I love it because…
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Knit ME! Knit ME!

One of the best things about being a librarian has got to be unpacking the boxes of new books. It's like a little bit of Christmas every week! Knitted Animal Cozies As soon as I pulled Knitted Animal Cozies out of the box, I just knew this was my latest favourite craft book. The animals are…
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