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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The dog runner

Bren MacDibble

Book

Ella and her brother Emery are alone in a city that's starving to death. To survive, they must escape and find Emery's mum with the help of their five big doggos and a dry-land dogsled.

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Fing

David Walliams

Book

Myrtle Meek has everything she could possibly want. But everything isn't enough. She wants more, more, MORE! When Myrtle declares she wants a FING, there's only one problem; what is a FING?

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Where the world ends

Geraldine McCaughrean

Book

In the summer of 1727, a group of men and boys are put ashore on a remote sea stack to harvest birds for food. No one returns to collect them. Why have they been abandoned?

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Mophead

Selina Tusitala author Marsh

Book

A moving graphic memoir of growing up Pasifika in New Zealand. At school, Selina is ridiculed for her big, frizzy hair. Kids call her 'mophead'. One day she decides to let her hair out, to embrace her difference, to be WILD!

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Things in the sea are touching me!

Linda Jane Keegan

Picture book

This light-hearted rhyming story follows the experience of a little girl's day at the beach with her two mums, as she unexpectedly encounters a range of sea life.

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Wildlife of Aotearoa

Gavin Bishop

Book

Long before waka touched Aotearoa's shores, the land of the long white cloud was home to an array of creatures uniquely adapted to its environments and protected by its isolation.

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Guts

Raina Telgemeier

Book

Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina returns to school but it soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away...

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Tui street heroes

Anne Kayes

Book

The Tūī Street kids are writing 'hero's journey' stories at school, but soon find themselves involved in adventures more difficult than they could ever have imagined.

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The gobbledegook book

Joy Cowley

Book

A collection of favourite rhymes and stories from Joy Cowley in a bumper book for the whole family!

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Te rataka a tama hungoingoi

Jeff author. Kinney

Book

He kino ra te noho a te tamariki. Ko Greg Heffley tetahi e mohio pai ana ki tenei.

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