Book Reviews and Learning to Read

Books that are both high-quality and published for young children in NZ/Aotearoa can be hard to find, so we are searching these out and profiling them here for your information.

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Early Reading Development

How can you best support your child to love words, language and learn to read? Here are some ideas. Infants and toddlers Preschool Age 3

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Out of the Egg

Out of the Egg is a beautiful book with fantastic woodcut prints and lyrical text that turns the tale of the Little Red Hen upside

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Share Said the Rooster

Share Said the Rooster is the story of two little men who refuse to share, time and time again. A charming classic, which uses rhyme

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Takurua: My Winter Words

Takurua My Winter Words is the companion book to Raumati: My Summer Words. What do you see, hear, feel, smell and taste in winter? All

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Raumati: My Summer Words

Raumati My Summer Words contains a colourful collection of NZ images of summer and summer activities. Written by Christine Dale with photography by Ngaere Roberts,

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Lei Loves / Petelo Peeks

Lei Loves / Petelo Peeks – 2 stories in a flip format (that’s 2 books in 1). Petelo Peeks – when Petelo looks out the window,

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Rush! Rush!

Rush! Rush! is a rhyming poem with beautiful imagery and fun. Children who enjoy the popular early childhood chant “we’re going on a bear hunt”

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Daddy Monster ABC

Daddy Monster ABC is a wonderful rhyme and rhythm alphabet learning and teaching children’s picture story book. Dad chases his young child, with dressing up,

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