If you're like me, you're already wondering what you're going to get for the special people on your Christmas list. I asked some fellow writers for recommendations of New Zealand authors and books for kids, and here's what they said:
By Angela Oliver
Like all weka, Aroha is curious and smart. When her tastebuds lead her into trouble, she finds herself snatched from her peaceful home in Grey and carried across the countryside.
By Andrene Low
She's a jinxed witch with Bruce Lee moves. The coven's being haunted and witches are disappearing. Will she be able to save the coven and herself?
By Des Hunt
Robbie’s mother sends him off to spend the summer holidays on Uncle Jim’s farm. There, Robbie discovers a creature thought extinct for more than a hundred years.
By Grace Bridges
On her return to New Zealand, Anira finds herself mysteriously affected by legendary spirits emanating from the natural geology and untamed thermal forces of Rotorua. And they have a job for her to do.
By DM Potter, Blair Polly, Peter Friend and Kevin Berry
What could be better than a book where you get to be the main character and choose the story? THREE of them in a box set!
By Michele Clark McConnochie
The lives of Sabrina Summers, her brother Rory, and her friends are turned upside down when Sabrina’s father marries someone she suspects is a witch.
By Chrissy Metge
This series follows Max and his imagination to many locations and adventures.
By Jo Carson-Barr
Waata the Weta is different from other Weta. He is looking for fun, sun and adventure, so he leaves his home in the woodpile and sets out on a journey to find the perfect home. Does he find it?
By A. J. Ponder
Quest has everything, heroes, monsters, chases, escapes and a complete lack of true love. A quirky and original celebration of fantasy for everyone who loves fantasy.
And while the kids wait for Santa to bring all the great books above, here are dozens of free e-books! Keep them busy during the holiday season!