Families came to celebrate their super-powered children and the book honouring them.
A 25 night stay at hospital gave Simone Colwill the idea to write a book to help kids cope with an ill parent.
When Lindy Alexander started reading to her young son she never expected she would be the one being educated.
A competition in England has unearthed what could be the next Harry Potter - story about a circus girl turned detective.
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.
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Years after an international abduction, Bruce Laybourn's family is healing, helped along by a robot.
What does Nicky Hager's book, Dirty Politics, have to do with parenting?
A"wholesome" picture book aims to show children the benefits of having parents who openly carry handguns.
Reading Harry Potter books may make kids more tolerant towards gays, immigrants and refugees.
Reading books has been a daily staple for Miss K, however Miss A has more of a love/hate relationship.
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.
Who wrote the young adult novel recently released by Kendall and Kylie Jenner? (Hint: it wasn't the reality starlets).
New Zealand's top children's book this year comes with an awkward name - The Boring Book.
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!).
I read Treasure Island to my kids. They were terrified but engrossed. They loved the boldness of it. The fear of it.
Former British Commando Neil Sinclair has written a parenting book telling dads how to raise their kids with military precision.
When it comes to judging the best picture books in the country, we have asked the true experts.
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.
A conspiracy theorist is are trying to 'educate' kids with a new book about the 9/11 attacks.
A survey of Kiwi children's reading habits has uncovered some intriguing results.
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