Cool stuff from the selectors: An array of great children’s books

You can usually rely on children's books to have interesting inviting covers. This month's selection do not disappoint.  Designed for children - but equally enjoyed by adults -  there should be something here that appeals to all ages. The World of Moominvalley by Philip Ardagh The ultimate guide for any Moomin fan, old and new…
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Child’s Play – Lauren Child

New Zealand is fortunate to have been visited by internationally celebrated children's authors such as David Walliams, Andy Griffiths and Dav Pilkey in the last year or so, and I have had the pleasure of hearing them. One of the visitors was Lauren Child, the Children's Laureate for 2017-2019. The best-selling children's author and illustrator spoke…
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A confusion of princes

Sometimes it seems like everything written in YA speculative fiction is part of a trilogy - or an even longer series of wrist-achingly heavy books - so it’s quite refreshing to read a well-crafted stand-alone every now and then. A Confusion of Princes is a thrilling adventure set in a futuristic intergalactic Empire, and the world-building…
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