Theme reading guide
Discover stories on a range of topics and issues such as war, culture, race, and more. Great for NCEA.
War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing - except literature. Books set in wartime that shed light on the events of our past.
Explore our own backyard with this varied list by New Zealand authors. Multiple perspectives, all kinds of genres, many award winners.
Mystery is lurking everywhere from! Find books with amateur detectives searching for clues, and stories blending horror and drama.
A collection of young adult fiction and graphic novels features stories involving social or racial conflict.
Fiction with characters of a variety of faiths exploring issues of faith and spirituality - some are steadfast, others questioning.
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Stories from a teenage point of view. Discover your next great read with our latest Teen Scene newsletter.
Stories about relationships, family, romance, activism, and struggle with a range of LGBTQIA+ characters. Printable author list (405 KB pdf)
Mystery is lurking everywhere from the school hallways to the shadows of the local woods. Printable author list (702 KB pdf).
Encounter magic and myth, journey with legendary heroes, or protect the world from monsters or oppression. Printable author list (370KB pdf)
Travel into grim futures not-so-far-removed from the world as we know it. Printable author list (939 KB pdf).
Stories firmly rooted in the issues that affect us today. Funny, heartbreaking, realistic, engrossing. Printable author list (478KB pdf).