Kate De Goldi on why she wrote her books to be love letters to New Zealand, and how she gained the confidence to become a writer
The previous winner of the prestigious Margaret Mahy Award wants to show off the culture and the landscape of the island country.
Brave Young Heroes who overcome autism, dyslexia, homelessness and more will inspire you to discover your own inner superhero
A series of adventure books by Nigerian author Bolaji Oyejide celebrates kids who have superpowers but must overcome difficulties too.
YA author Chris Priestley’s Curse of the Werewolf Boy is a quirky departure from his popular Tales of Terror series [Review]
A couple of misfits play detective in this amusing mystery that is the start of a new series for pre-teen readers.
The Song From Somewhere Else starts off with a typical YA vibe, but has a spine-chilling twist [Review]
Francesca is rescued from bullies by an unexpected hero, but it's the start of another set of problems.
The first week of the first year at university is called “Freshers’ Week”, and it’s a time new uni students look forward to. Freshers’ Week is always packed with parties, new faces, new places, new experiences and new activities.
Chinese-American author Wendy Shang on the importance of diversity and cultural representation in young adult literature
Growing up, the writer struggled to find characters in the books she read who looked like her. So she create them herself.
Frances Hardinge’s A Skinful of Shadows is a spooky supernatural mystery set during the English Civil War [Review]
The illegitimate daughter of an English aristocrat has a supernatural ability that others want for their own ends.
Something very weird is starting again in the small American town that teenager Mikey Mitchell calls home. It’s happened before when vampires and soul-sucking ghosts tried to overrun the place. But that’s not all.
A coming of age tale amid the backdrop of a magical forest: Spellbook of the Lost and Found [Review]
Spellbook of the Lost and Found
A young boy visits the Big Apple to solve a challenging puzzle in YA novel The Guggenheim Mystery [Review]
When a painting is stolen from the Guggenheim and Ted's Aunt Gloria is framed, our heroes are sent racing through New York to find the real culprit.