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Super power babies

Families came to celebrate their super-powered children and the book honouring them.

The Fault In Our Stars banned

The author of the hit young adult novel has issued a snide response to news his book has been banned from middle schools in California.

Robot brings family closer

Years after an international abduction, Bruce Laybourn's family is healing, helped along by a robot.

Lessons of Dirty Politics

What does Nicky Hager's book, Dirty Politics, have to do with parenting?

Gun-lobby book for kids

A"wholesome" picture book aims to show children the benefits of having parents who openly carry handguns.


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Harry Potter

Lessons from Harry

Reading Harry Potter books may make kids more tolerant towards gays, immigrants and refugees.

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Literary habits of kids

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

Harry Potter

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.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner

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).

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Nothing boring about this book

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

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How to get your son reading

My 12-year-old son doesn't read for pleasure any more. Do you have any suggestions on what might fire up his imagination (in an age-appropriate way!).


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.

Peggy and Archie Reed

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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