Category Archives: Children 7- 14

Nana’s Shed by Marie Munro

Illustrated by Rachel Doragh Nana dreams of having a shed in her garden. Despite the passing of time, the parts for the shed lie in a pile on the lawn. Grandson, Jacob, and his friend, Max, take matters into their … Continue reading

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The Magic Pencil by Ben Spies

Meet Bob. He found a Magic Pencil one day on his way to school and now his life will never be the same again. The Fakeys want to take over the world!  They will do anything to take the pencil from Bob. Will … Continue reading

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Read With Me complied by the Horowhenua Writer’s Group

A compilation of stories and poems for children designed to get young minds engaged. With story titles such as The Great Ice-cream Incident, Could I Touch the Sky?, Sophie’s Night Out and Zooming Seagulls many of the stories have been … Continue reading

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The Doll’s House by Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield’s iconic short story of prejudice and injustice set in 1922, The Doll’s House, is introduced to a younger audience in this picture book edition, edited by Kevin Boon. Illustrated by Trish Bowles. The three Burnell sisters receive a … Continue reading

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Lost by Kevin Boon

Illustrated by Jenny Young What happens when Brad, Jason and their sister go to Butterfly Creek for a bush walk instead of going to the park as they had told their mother. Following the track into the bush and over … Continue reading

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Lorna and the Ladybird by Kevin Boon

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK Illustrated by Trish Bowles A fantasy story in which Lorna’s interest in insects leads her into their world. There she befriends a Ladybird who guides her as she gets caught up in the insect world adventures. … Continue reading

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Moonbiter by Kevin Boon

Traditional story adapted by Kevin Boon Illustrated by Kim Shury An Aboriginal folk tale set in the Australian outback during the ‘Dreamtime’. Two children rescue a strange creature in the desert and take it to a waterhole. The creature turns … Continue reading

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