New books to have on your shelf this season
Whether you are the type of reader who reads late into the night, or grabs a few spare minutes throughout the day while baby is asleep, here are some new books worth checking out!
Letters to You,
Jazz Thornton, $30, Penguin
Based on a concept that helped author, Jazz Thornton, on her own journey towards mental health – a good friend wrote her a set of letters, each in separate labelled envelopes. Every letter was specifically designed to help fight a particular feeling or situation, and Jazz read them all many times. Letters to You is a tool to use again and again when you encounter difficult emotions and experiences, to help you feel less alone.
Sally Sutton, $19.99, Penguin
Let's see all the things we can spy, high above the city with Crane Guy! This superb rhyming picture book by acclaimed author Sally Sutton and illustrator Sarah Wilkins makes a fun game of learning letters and their sounds. Readers will love exploring the gorgeously detailed city scenes over and over again. Bustling with people, construction machines, and vehicles of all kinds, Crane Guy is perfect for all children obsessed with ‘up high’ places!
Night Race to Kawau 40th Anniversary Edition,
Tessa Duder, $16.95, Penguin
An award-winning classic from the author of The Alex Quartet. For 40 years, this adrenaline-packed winner of the Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a 'Much-Loved Book' has been gripping Kiwi kids. What started as an exciting challenge turns into a nightmare when a gale unexpectedly develops during a night race to Kawau Island. Sam and her mother suddenly find themselves in charge of their yacht with a dangerous task ahead of them. Will Sam be able to save her family?