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 […]Read More from Celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with Tuhinga Pikitia – Te Reo Māori Picture Books
I spent the last couple of weeks down the rabbit hole, head buried in The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. The story captured me from the very beginning—no need to read to page 90 with this one; I was hooked by page two! Nineteen forty-seven was hell for little bony girls like me who couldn't wear the […]Read More from The Alice Network – Review
What do you get when you cross foxes with football and the ghost of King Richard III? Give up? Well, I'll tell you. You get Michael Morpurgo’s The Fox and the Ghost King, that's what. It's a pretty odd sounding combo, I know, but the result is a really sweet against-the-odds, underdog (or should that be underfox?) […]Read More from Review: The Fox and the Ghost King
Miss Manners would probably be spinning in her grave*, but seriously, I don't know when I've laughed so hard as when I read Old MacDonald Heard a Fart! I took it home the other night, to read it to the Beecrafty family, but it seems not everyone enjoys a fart book as much as I do! Maybe I shouldn't […]Read More from Fun with Farts – Old MacDonald heard a fart
Everyone knows you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, right? But we do, of course. I mean, when you're browsing the library shelves, it's the cover that attracts you to a book, isn't it? I've heard that you're supposed to read to page 90 (!) of a book before you decide if you […]Read More from Do you judge a book by its cover?
D'you know what arrived at the library the other day? Brand new copies of Stacy Gregg's twenty-first pony book, that's what! If there's a horse-mad tweenage kid in your life, guaranteed, this is the perfect summer read. It's exciting, gripping, full of exotic animals and horses (of course) , and - according to Miss Missy […]Read More from The Diamond Horse ~ A cool read for summer!
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 […]Read More from Knit ME! Knit ME!
I remember it quite clearly. It was 1989*, I was 14, and TV had just got a third channel. My sister and I were watching the box when an ad for a new show came on. There was this guy with what looked like a gold banana clip wrapped round his face. We turned and looked at […]Read More from Still boldly going: Star Trek, 50 years on
It's been about 18 years since I first met The Boy Who Lived. My little brother -- he was about 9 at the time -- introduced me to Harry Potter, and lent me the first few books. By book four, I wanted my own copy, so I bought it, and The Philosopher's Stone too, with the book […]Read More from Further adventures with The Boy Who Lived
Have you ever seen a book and known you just had to read it--not because you thought you would actually like it necessarily, but because not reading it was just--inconceivable? Well, that's how I felt when I saw Star Trek, Green Lantern: The Spectrum War. I've never really gotten into reading graphic novels, unless you count […]Read More from Resistance is futile