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Stories from a teenage point of view. Discover your next great read with our latest Teen Scene newsletter. This month's newsletter includes: Be first to know! Subscribe to our newsletters and get our latest titles and best picks straight from your inbox. For more great YA reading suggestions, check out our booklists…
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Bored of games? Never!

Trying a new board game can be intimidating, especially faced with a hefty rulebook (and sometimes hefty price) and hundreds of differently coloured pieces. Or maybe you love board games but struggle to find others to play them with you. If either applies to you, why not come along to Tūranga's new weekly board games…
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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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“I started writing this when I was 17”: An interview with Christchurch writer Jack Hartley

All the other days by new author Jack Hartley is fresh off the printing press, and the book launch is happening at Tūranga on Monday 26 November 6pm. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. This week Jack Hartley filled me in on why he writes Young Adult fiction and what it means…
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Big Library Read – The Girl with the Red Balloon 1-15 October

No Holds, No Waitlist for Historical Fantasy eBook as Christchurch City Libraries Joins Largest Digital Book Club You can enjoy Katherine Locke’s The Girl with the Red Balloon eBook for two weeks with no waitlist. Christchurch City Libraries' members can join thousands of readers worldwide in the largest global digital book club, Big Library Read…
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Nanogirl: Cooking with Science! – WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

Dr Michelle Dickinson wants everyone, everywhere to enjoy a meaningful relationship with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics). She introduced her book and her mission to a sold-out crowd of kids and whānau. If you missed her on Sunday, get ready for Nanogirl Live! “Out of this World!” – a Live Science Spectacular on at…
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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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