Auckland Libraries: Top 10 for kids

Top 10 for kids

The top 10 titles for kids, curated by our librarians for the Auckland Libraries Top 100 list.

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Glitterwing's book week blunder

Sally Sutton

Book

You can keep a SECRET, right? Clara and I have a herd of tiny, talking, glitter-twinkly, flying horses-and they're REAL! Those naughty Miniwings get us into so much TROUBLE. Who would have thought Book Week could end up such a magical MESS!

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Bad dad

David Walliams

Book

Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heart-warming story of a father and son on an adventure - and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison!

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The trials of Morrigan Crow

Jessica Townsend

Book

A cursed child destined to die on her eleventh birthday is rescued and whisked away to a secret realm called Nevermoor and given the chance to compete for a place in a prestigious organization called the Wundrous Society.

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How to mend a kea + other fabulous fix-it tales from Wildbase Hospital

Janet Hunt

Book

Wildbase is a very special hospital for very special animals. New Zealand's birds and rare animals come here when they are sick and injured. Get up close to these birds and mammals and the dedicated vets and veterinary staff who look after them.

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Aotearoa

Gavin Bishop

Book

Over a thousand years ago, the wind, sea currents and stars brought people to the islands that became known as Aotearoa. Navigate your way through this sumptuously illustrated story of New Zealand.

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Summer days

Book

A beautiful collection of children's stories and poems that celebrate summer, by some of New Zealand's finest writers and illustrators.

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The book of mistakes

Corinna Luyken

Book

As an artist creatively incorporates her slipups into a drawing, readers see the ways in which 'mistakes' can provide inspiration and opportunity, and reveal that both the art and artist are works-in-progress.

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Toto

Michael Morpurgo

Book

I was there, Papa Toto said. It was going to be the Wizard story. Dorothy and Toto set off with their new friends on a journey to find the only person who can help them: the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. But what they find might surprise them.

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On a magical do-nothing day

Béatrice Alemagna

Picture book

All I want to do on a rainy day like today is stay inside and play my game. The game drives Mum mad, and she takes it away. I take it back and dash outside - but splash! Disaster strikes. Without my game, nothing is fun. Well, let's see.

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The explorer

Katherine Rundell

Book

Fred, Con, Lila, and Max are on their way back to England when the plane they're on crashes in the Amazon jungle and the pilot dies upon landing. For days they survive alone, until Fred finds a map that leads them to a ruined city, and to a secret.

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