Recommended Reading

Want to find out about your favourite author? Want to see what other kids are reading? You’ve come to the right place!

NEW ZEALAND AUTHORS

NEW ZEALAND BOOK COUNCIL

Here’s a great place to find out about New Zealand authors.

BOOK REVIEW WEBSITES FOR KIDS

Want to see what other kids are reading and what they thought of it? These sites have book reviews written by children for children:

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

This library site includes reviews of books, movies, websites and music.

SCHOLASTIC

This website offers reviews by subjects of all sorts, and for all reading ages.

THE SAPLING

A New Zealand website all about children's books.

BOBS BOOKS BLOG 

Childrens and Young Adult Book Reviews by Bob Docherty.

BOOK AWARDS

NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS

Current and past winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

STORYLINES

Storylines, offers eight awards to writers, illustrators, publishers and those working in the field of children’s literature and literacy in New Zealand

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARDS

The Hans Christian Andersen Awards  are given to an author and an illustrator whose complete works have made an important, lasting contribution to children's literature internationally.

CILIP CARNEGIE AND KATE GREENAWAY AWARDS

The UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards archive, it contains all the award winning books since 1936