But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? Romeo's words when he sees Juliet at her window could refer to Gareth Hinds' efforts to throw light for teenage readers on the classics of literature, in graphic novel form.
American Aaron Becker has ventured from the world of film design to create his first children's book, a wordless journey into the imagination.
Maisy Goes To The Cinema sees Maisy and the gang navigate their way through all the potential pitfalls of going to the movies for the first time.
New Zealand Girl is an intelligent new series for readers aged 7-10 and focuses on ordinary people's experiences in early colonial times.
In this story, established Auckland children's author Melinda Szymanik recounts all the things that happen in the world while a young boy sleeps in his bed.
This Christmas activity book, full of craft ideas, stickers and puzzles, would make a nice diversion on a wet day but it's a little unsubstantial for the price.
This appealing book by a trio of New Zealand comic-book collaborators follows the story of a young boy, Morgan, on his quest to find out the name of the moon.
South Otago author Diana Noonan brings back the bear in this latest addition to the Best-Loved Bear series.
Little Miss Moggy got a bit soggy, lapping up milk all day. Along came a spider who sat down beside her and showered in milky spray.
Papatowai children's author Diana Noonan and Dunedin illustrator Robyn Belton have created a poignant story of a little boy and his faithful teddy bear.
Michelle Lagatule came up with the idea for this story as a way of explaining the Canterbury earthquakes and aftershocks to her grandchildren.
Time travel has always held a fascination for writers and in Julius and the Watchmaker, Tim Hehir takes a Victorian lad, Julius Caesar Higgins, and plonks him into the company of a couple of villains.
Girls can have adventures, too, as The Apprentices by Maile Meloy demonstrates. Although this is a sequel to Meloy's prizewinning tale, The Apothecary, The Apprentices stands alone with enough from the earlier story to put the reader in the picture.
Cute and glittery, One Sparkly Christmas Night tells the story of what happens when a shepherd boy follows a shooting star to Bethlehem.
This is the story of Bidibidi the sheep who grows tired of living in the barren mountains and decides to change her life for the better.
Richard Westlake is an 11-year-old whose beloved grandfather died nearly a year earlier while walking Richard home from school. As the story begins, Richard wakes one morning complaining of a lump in his throat and has difficulty breathing. His doctor examines him and sends him to hospital to have the growth checked, but the doctors there don't know what it is ...