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Festive Greeting 2014


Books and reading change lives. Writers shape our culture. We spread the word.

Our mission is to champion the lifelong engagement of New Zealanders in reading, and to lead the promotion and nurturing of NZ writers, writing and books.

Book Council News

  Young authors & readers to create soundtracks for e-books in the classroom

  Stellar writers spin true stories at LitCrawl event in Wellington

  Booknotes Unbound celebrates a first year of great reading



Writers, journalists, reviewers, editors, Ministers and MPs on their Books of the Year – and more – on our booklovers' hub, Booknotes Unbound.

Book Council Reading Doctor


In prescription #11, Book Council Reading Doctor, Kate de Goldi, recommends a range of YA books for 12-year-olds who don't like scary reads.

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