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Harry Potter returns in new story

JK Rowling has posted a new Harry Potter story online, that features her hero at a school reunion, approaching 34 and showing a few grey hairs.

Literary habits of kids

Reading books has been a daily staple for Miss K, however Miss A has more of a love/hate relationship.

Life as a ghost writer

Who wrote the young adult novel recently released by Kendall and Kylie Jenner? (Hint: it wasn't the reality starlets).

Nothing boring about this book

New Zealand's top children's book this year comes with an awkward name - The Boring Book.

How to get your son reading

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Reading classics to kids

I read Treasure Island to my kids. They were terrified but engrossed. They loved the boldness of it. The fear of it.


Commando Dad

Former British Commando Neil Sinclair has written a parenting book telling dads how to raise their kids with military precision.

Junior reviewers

Picture books: We ask the experts

When it comes to judging the best picture books in the country, we have asked the true experts.

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Bonding through books

I sobbed until my chest hurt when I finished the book. I then gave it to my stepdaughter - I needed someone to share the story with me.

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Conspiracy theories

A conspiracy theorist is are trying to 'educate' kids with a new book about the 9/11 attacks.

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What our kids are reading

A survey of Kiwi children's reading habits has uncovered some intriguing results.

NZ Post books for George

NZ books fit for a king

George to get copies of NZ Post Book Award picture book finalists this year - and every year.

Tale of a Tail

A shaggy dog story

The truth of Margaret Mahy's posthumously published story is even stranger than its fiction.


Growing up Duggar

They're part of a popular reality TV show that follows their big family, but the Duggar girls live by old-fashioned values.

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Of romance and mystery

Bestselling author Natalie King has turned her pen from lovers' clinches to a mystery for young adults.


Feeding six for under $20

Move over Jamie Oliver, Jas McPhee's the real deal: her whanau once lived off instant noodles and toast.

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Books for young adventurers

Lonely Planet is aiming to grab adventurers at a young age, with a new series of books aimed at readers five and up.

Don't puke on your dad

'Don't Puke On Your Dad'

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Bedtime maths

This bedtime book is unlike other picture books - it has maths problems instead of story lines. And kids think it's fun.


CD books for Kiwi kids

If you're tired of reading the same book over and over again, think about investing in some CD books. Here are our favourite Kiwi ones.

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