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The Guardian

21 December

Top books of 2018 as picked by The Guardian readers

The Guardian newspaper asked for their readers picks for the most outstanding books of the year. From novels by Sally...

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James Patterson

28 November

James Patterson will preview his next novel in Facebook Messenger

James Patterson, the best-selling author, is letting readers interact with the characters from his upcoming novel The Chef by speaking to them...

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23 November

The 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books

Take a look at the 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library best illustrated children's book winners... Read

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Damsel by Elana Arnold

16 November

Would you survive a fairy tale adventure?

A dark, twisted, unforgettable new fairy tale… Read more about Damsel here.

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StanLee obit BPHTRW

15 November

RIP Stan Lee

Stan Lee, longtime writer and publisher of Marvel Comics, died on Monday in Los Angeles at the age of 95....

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12 November

Game of Thrones - a short story???

Whe George R. R. Martin began Games of Thrones he actually envisioned it as a short story - read the...

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Joy Cowley

08 November

Read Joy Cowley's Book Council lecture The Power of Story

The NZ Book Council were honoured to host their annual lecture at Te Marae, Te Papa in early October. The Power...

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26 October

Book-lover turns her library into art

Book-lover, Elizabeth Sagan, turns her library into art and her creations are absolutely amazing. Check out her art works...

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Anna Burns

17 October

2018 Man Booker prize winner

Anna Burns wins Man Booker prize for 'incredibly original' book Milkman. Anna Burns has become the first Northern Irish author to...

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02 October

125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand

2018 marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.  On 19 September 1893 the Electoral Act 1893 was...

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Movie reel

26 September

Movies based on books - take the quiz!

Test your knowledge to see which of these movies came from books. Click here to take the quiz.

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Books to inspire

20 September

Books to help inspire your inner changemaker

Want to change the world, or change yourself? Author, Beth Comstock, offers some titles for inspiration and discusses why she loves...

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12 September

Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell on why we need libraries

Two great champions of reading for pleasure, Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell, remind us that it really is an important...

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10 September

Te Wiki o te Māori

This year Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) is on from 10 to 16 Mahuru (September). The theme...

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