10 April 2017

If your mind is already anticipating a long weekend, be that at home or away, you might also want to indulge in a few good reads. We've chosen a few of our favourites that both you and your littlies might enjoy:


A. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George from Whitcoulls

Jean Perdu has a special gift for choosing a book in his ‘floating’ bookshop and fitting it perfectly to the predicament of the person who reads it. A delightfully good read.

B. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty from Whitcoulls

For those who have yet to watch the show (and for those who have). Big Little Lies tells the story of three women who connect after their kids attend the same school. But beneath this simple connection lie mysteries, revelations and rumours that make this book quite hard to put down.

C. I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb from Paper Plus

A New York Times #1 bestseller and also named in Oprah’s bookclub this is a story about a brothers journey to come to terms with his past and grow through a lifetime of struggles.

D. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simion from Paper Plus

Uplifting and engaging. The Rosie Project tells the story of Don and his somewhat quirky quest to find a wife using none other than a questionnaire.

E. The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes from Whitcoulls

Jess Thomas has two jobs, two kids and never enough money and yet when life knocks her down she does her best to do it all without any help, but what happens when help comes a knocking and  will she know how to accept it?

F. Orphan X by David Baldacci from Whitcoulls

If you like stories with plenty of cliffhangers and moments that have you on the edge of your seat than you’ll love Orphan X, aptly summed up as an outrageously good thriller.


A. Beauty and the Beast by Elizabth Rudnick from Whitcoulls

A tale as old as time and yet here we are in 2017 and Beauty and the Beast is still proving to be just as mesmerising now as it was way back then.

B. Grandpa's Great Escape by David Walliams from Paper Plus

Jack’s grandpa is his inspiration and partner in crime. Follow their amazing tale as they journey through London with plenty of laughs, close encounters and heart-stoppingly good adventures.

C. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy from Paper Plus

Follow the adventures of Skulduggery Pleasant, the skeleton detective and spellbinding magician in his quest to stop the evil adept Nefarian Serpine from trying to resurrect the Faceless Ones. A great teen read.

D. We're Going on an Egg Hunt activity book by Laura Hughes from Whitcoulls

Help the Easter bunnies find all the Easter eggs and get through the maze to safety, escaping the grips of one very bad wolf. This version is filled with additional puzzles and activities making it perfect for long weekend play.

E. Fantastic Beasts by J K Rowling from Paper Plus

Mention the name J. K Rowling and you’ll already know that this book will be good. Full of spells, twists, narrow escapes and ‘fantastic beasts’ both you and your children may find it hard to put down!

F. Kuwi's First Egg by Kat Mereweather from Whitcoulls

Follow Kuwi the Kiwi as she takes on the task of looking after her very first egg. A beautiful story for the littlies of the household.

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