“The more that you read, the more things you will know. 
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr Seuss

I am always reading. Well, ok almost always reading. If I haven’t read for a while, I find myself getting a bit… ‘twitchy’. My TBR (To Be Read) list gets added to whenever I read reviews in magazines, or unpack new books for our school library (new books! Squee!), or see someone reading something, or see a trailer for a movie based on a book, or chat to a friend about great books, or attend an Author Talk, or…

Sometimes the books I read are for reviewing, which is great. It means I get to read books that are brand new and some of them are books I wouldn’t normally pick up. Other books are for writing ‘research’ – after all, as Stephen King said, you can’t be a writer if you aren’t a reader. As a children’s writer and school librarian, I read a lot of picture books, junior fiction and YA – which is FANTASTIC because there are so many FANTASTIC books out there written for children!

These are some great places to find out about great books:

Kids Books NZ

What Book Next?

 New Zealand Booksellers

Children’s Books Daily


(Disclosure: The books I review are done for no monetary payment, just the joy of reading! In some cases, I get to keep the book. Which is really cool!)