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The Ickabog, J.K. Rowling

The Ickabog is coming... A mythical monster, a kingdom in peril, an adventure that will test two children's bravery to the limit. Discover a brilliantly original fairy tale about the power of hope and friendship to triumph against all odds, from one of the world's best storytellers.

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5 Minutes with...Esther Krogdahl

Esther Krogdahl introduces us to her debut picture book, Grumbelina. Read below to find out the inspiration behind Grumbelina and more!

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5 Minutes with...Donovan Bixley

Award winning and bestselling author and illustrator, Donovan Bixley joins us to introduce his new picture book, The Good Old Looky Book

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The Boy With Two Shadows Exhibition

Come join in the fun at Tūranga, and check out some of the artwork by Sarah Greig from the new release of THE BOY WITH TWO SHADOWS.

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Nicky Pellegrino Q + A

To celebrate the publication of Nicky Pellegrino's 12th novel, Tiny Pieces of Us, we sat down with Nicky to find out more about how she came about writing it. Scroll to the bottom to find out more about her 13th novel, coming 2021!

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Hachette Stands Against Racism and Discrimination

At Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand we proudly join our colleagues around the world to stand against racism and discrimination of any kind. We stand in solidarity with all Black colleagues, authors, illustrators, creators, booksellers, librarians and readers. We must stand together, educate ourselves and become better allies.

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Edward Cullen is back...

Pre-order your copy now from Whitcoulls, The Warehouse, Mighty Ape or talk to your local bookseller - find your closest one.

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Easter Activities for Kids

Edmonds: My First Cookbook is jam packed with simple recipes, perfect for kids aged 6+.

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Top eBooks for Kids

We're over halfway through our national lockdown and if the kids are running out of activities to keep them busy, try eBooks.

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Open Licences and Permissions for Virtual Storytimes

In the current climate of uncertainty surrounding school closures and access to books, Hachette New Zealand are pleased to advise we will be granting free permissions for online story-time events in order to continue to support schools, bookshops and public libraries. Access to books for children is now both more crucial and less certain than ever. For that reason, Hachette is permitting authors, illustrators, teachers, librarians and booksellers to host read-aloud experiences across digital platforms, as outlined by the guidelines here:

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