Adult literature in New Zealand gets most of the press, but kids books is a fresh and exciting field, writes Sarah Forster, co-creator of the brilliant website The Sapling.
Sarah Forster interviews the awesome David Hill, a finalist at next week's childrens book awards, when he goes head to head with veteran author Kate de Goldi, horsist writer Stacy Gregg, and Luncheon Sausage Books star Jane Bloomfield.
Sarah Forster interviews the awesome Kate De Goldi, a finalist at next week's childrens book awards, when she goes head to head with veteran author David Hill, horsist writer Stacy Gregg, and Luncheon Sausage Books star Jane Bloomfield.
The embargo for the shortlist of the New Zealand children's book awards was lifted at 5am - and this story went live at 5.01am. Sarah Forster reveals the shortlisted authors and books, and makes her picks for who will win at the awards ceremony on August 8.
Enid Blyton! Genius. Noddy, Big Ears, Golliwog, Mr Twiddle, the Naughtiest Girl, Moon Face - she wrote incredible characters and compelling stories, and maybe her masterpiece were her four books in the Faraway Tree series.
YA novelist Fleur Beale continues her powerful series of books set in a religious cult with Being Magdelene - in which a teenage character attempts to leave the cult.
All week this week we feature the best kids books of 2015. Today: Sarah Foster reads Bill Kerr's account of the life and death of a fictional newspaper - the and family who ran it.
All week this week we highlight the best kids books in advance of Christmas. Today: an interview with Paul Beavis, awarded the supreme award for illustration this year.