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Dame Of Aotearoa Children’s Literature Steals Harry Potter’s Crown

Friday, 22 September 2023, 6:39 am | Whitcoulls

Whitcoulls announce their Kids’ Top 50 Books List today (Friday, September 22, 2023) and with it reveal Dame Lynley Dodd’s classic book Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy steals Harry Potter’s crown as the nation’s favourite children’s book. ... More >>

Historical Fiction Series Takes Top Spot – Even More Popular With Kiwi Readers Than Harry Potter

Monday, 24 July 2023, 6:24 am | Whitcoulls

Thousands of Kiwi readers vote for a range of diverse genres in the Whitcoulls Top 100 Books List annually and for many years, J. K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful Harry Potter Series has been their most popular choice. However, this year Kiwis ... More >>

Kiwi Kids Are Serial Readers, Reveals Popular Top 50 Books List

Tuesday, 27 September 2022, 6:02 am | Whitcoulls

Aotearoa New Zealand’s younger readers have an insatiable appetite for book series, Whitcoulls announce, as they unveil their Kids’ Top 50 Books List today, Tuesday 27 September 2022. Now in its 24th year, the Whitcoulls Kids’ Top 50 Books is a ... More >>

TikTok Has Major Impact On Whitcoulls’ Most Popular Books

Monday, 25 July 2022, 6:02 am | Whitcoulls

TikTok’s influential #BookTok site has delivered major New Zealand book retailer Whitcoulls a whopping 49 percent more votes from enthusiastic readers, as they announce their 2022 Top 100 Books List today, Monday July 25, 2022. The impact of #BookTok ... More >>

Kiwi Authors And Books About Emotions Find Favour With Our Kids

Friday, 1 October 2021, 6:20 am | Whitcoulls

Every year, Kiwi kids get the chance to vote for their favourite books and Whitcoulls proudly publish the results. Now in its 23rd year, the 2021 Kids’ Top 50 Books List announced today shows the huge popularity of Kiwi authors, books about emotions ... More >>

Irish Writer Captures Kiwi Readers’ Hearts And Minds

Monday, 26 July 2021, 9:59 am | Whitcoulls

Celebrating 26 years of asking Kiwi readers to vote for their favourite books, Irish actor turned writer Lucinda Riley is newly crowned at number one with her series The Seven Sisters in the 2021 Whitcoulls Top 100 Books List, announced today (Monday ... More >>

Kiwi Kids Seek Out Books With Positive Messages

Monday, 28 September 2020, 5:53 pm | Whitcoulls

Local book Aroha’s Way by Craig Phillips is a huge hit with Kiwi kids, storming onto the Whitcoulls Kids’ Top 50 Books List at number three. Announced today (September 28, 5:00am), Phillips is a newcomer to the List with his timely and comforting book, More >>

Buying Local Impacts Kiwis Reading Choices And Habits

Monday, 31 August 2020, 1:32 pm | Whitcoulls

The impact of COVID is reflected in the nation’s renewed enthusiasm for reading, as many of us stay close to home and buy books by local authors Whitcoulls say, as they announce their Top 100 Books List today (August 31). During the first lockdown, ... More >>

Kiwi kids are proactive readers

Monday, 23 September 2019, 8:33 am | Whitcoulls

The votes are in and Whitcoulls are delighted to announce their 2019 Kids’ Top 50 Books List today, September 23, 2019 . The big news is that Kiwi kids often discover what they want to read through their own research, are huge fans of books in a series ... More >>

WW2 books, true stories and classics among Kiwi favourites

Monday, 22 July 2019, 8:40 am | Whitcoulls

WW2 books, true stories and classics among New Zealanders' favourite reads More >>

Kiwis love to read inspiring stories and life-changing books

Monday, 23 July 2018, 11:06 am | Whitcoulls

The Whitcoulls Top 100 Book List announced today (Monday 23 July 2018) reveals an interesting new trend. Kiwis readers love books that either motivate them to improve their lives or true stories that inspire. More >>

Kiwi Kids’ Choose NZ Writers for their Favourite Books

Monday, 2 October 2017, 8:51 am | Whitcoulls

When Kiwi kids’ got the chance to vote for their favourite books they voted overwhelmingly for New Zealand writers said Whitcoulls, as they announce their Kids’ Top 50 Books list today. More >>

Kiwi readers" favourite books

Monday, 31 July 2017, 9:04 am | Whitcoulls

When it comes to voting for their favourite books, Kiwis prefer to read books that have been recommended to them and those that have been adapted for the screen. More >>

New Zealanders’ favourite reads are books that become movies

Monday, 25 July 2016, 10:34 am | Whitcoulls

New Zealanders’ favourite reads are books that become movies The power of movies impacts on New Zealanders favourite books as Whitcoulls today announce their Top 100 books List, and celebrate 20 years of polling New Zealanders about their best ... More >>

Whitcoulls celebrate resurgence in reading with Love Books

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 1:58 pm | Whitcoulls

To celebrate the resurgence in New Zealanders’ reading – particularly amongst our nation’s younger readers – Whitcoulls is holding Love Books Week, to particularly recognise the importance of this area of the business, which will run from May 9 ... More >>

Customer demand sees Whitcoulls open two new stores

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 9:51 am | Whitcoulls

Whitcoulls is delighted to announce the opening of two new stores in Auckland. One in the heart of the CBD at 55-57 High Street, which opens its doors on November 12; the second, in the new Northwest Shopping Centre development in West Auckland. More >>

Record number of Kiwi kids vote in Whitcoulls Top 50 poll

Monday, 21 September 2015, 9:44 am | Whitcoulls

Kiwi kids’ enthusiasm for books knows no bounds, with Whitcoulls receiving more than 16,000 votes for their Top 50 books in 2015. Their appetite for books, often at expense of digital alternatives, is consistent with the sales Whitcoulls record ... More >>

Whitcoulls and their customers give to Kiwi kids in need

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 12:56 pm | Whitcoulls

At Christmas, Whitcoulls and their customers help to make a difference in their local communities by giving to children’s charities. They do this by donating cute and collectable Teddy Bears that Whitcoulls produces every year, to gift to Kiwi kids’ ... More >>

Whitcoulls sell record-breaking jigsaw puzzle

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12:07 pm | Whitcoulls

Puzzling is huge and it just got bigger with Whitcoulls releasing EDUCA Puzzle 33600 into New Zealand. This striking wildlife puzzle by top international artist Adrian Chesterman contains the largest number of pieces of any jigsaw puzzle in the world. ... More >>

Kiwi’s love to read and vote for their top books

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:49 am | Whitcoulls

Since 1998, Whitcoulls has been asking Kiwi kid’s (and adults as well) to nominate their favourite books and from Monday 28 July 2014 they get the chance to cast their votes again. More >>





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