We want to help create motivated and engaged young readers. This blog is about children's and YA literature (especially New Zealand), literacy research, and ways to get, and keep, kids reading.
Looking for books online? The International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) site makes more than 1900 books in nearly 40 languages available for reading online.
The site is designed to appeal to kids: in addition to author and illustrator searches, you can search the ICDL books by cover colour, by age group, by character (kids, animals, imaginary), and by genre.
In 2002 and again in 2006 the National Library digitised New Zealand children's books to add to the site. There are currently about 50 NZ books on the site, in English, te reo Māori, Samoan, Tongan, Rarotonga / Cook Island Māori and Niuean.
You can get a quick preview of all the NZ books on the ICDL on the National Library website:
Recent NZ children's books
Older & historical NZ children's books
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