Our recommended reads

There are so many choices to keep kids and adults entertained at home, but there’s nothing like a good book! Here are our recommendations for reads to satisfy people of all ages

School aged children

I Need a New Bum by Dawn McMillan

This is a creative and witty tale about what it’s like when a boy discovers his bum has a crack in the back and he definitely needs a new one. All the replacement options are sure to keep kids laughing, from the yellow spotted bum to the rocket!

Dog Man #8 Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey

Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey is also the genius behind the Dog Man series, and number eight is a goodie! You’ll want to get your paws on this one to find out if cats and dogs really can put their differences aside for the greater good.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

This teen sci-fi and fantasy novel by author Suzanne Collins takes Hunger Games fans back to about six decades before it all began in this prequel to the trilogy. The book’s central character is Coriolanus Snow in his teenage years, and like most successful prequels, it sheds much sought light on how the world Katniss Everdeen’s world came to be.


Vegful by Nadia Lim

Her previous cookbooks have helped us with recipes that don’t take too much time out of our day, or help us manage weight. But this time Kiwi celebrity chef Nadia Lim has turned out a cookbook celebrating vegetables in any colour, to show even diehard meat fans that vege-filled recipes can be delicious.

So Delish! By Simone Anderson

Simone Anderson is known for her social media profile dedicated to healthy living, and her book Journey to Health. She’s served up a second offering, So Delish!, with photos styled and shot in a way that’s designed to inspired us to create them at home.

Adult Fiction

Walk The Wire by David Baldacci

David Baldacci keeps the Memory Man series going with the sixth book, Walk the Wire. For the uninitiated, the memory man is FBI agent Amos Decker and he has the rare ability to remember everything. In this book he and his FBI partner are investigating a murder in a remote community, where the pair must get answers to questions about the victim’s mysterious past.

The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester

Natasha Lester has a talent for storytelling that keeps the reader engrossed, and she does it again with this tale that unfolds as a fashion researcher looks into what lies behind her grandmother’s hidden Dior dress collection. Her investigation takes us back to a 1940s mystery and the story of a pilot and three others whose paths cross thanks to secret wartime assignments.