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Free resources for Teachers: How Māui Fished up the North Island

Necessary Secrets makes Ockham longlist

We're thrilled that Greg McGee's incendiary novel, Necessary Secrets, has made the longlist for the 2020 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

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Upstart Press is proud to represent the following publishers in New Zealand: Lee Lamb Publishing Nimbus Publishing O’Brien Press Dingbats* Notebooks You can also find their titles for sale in our online store here.

All About Donovan Bixley

Flying Furballs Downfall is hitting bookshops and Donovan is doing some events to celebrate...


Prize News for Paddy Richardson

We’re thrilled that Through the Lonesome Dark by Paddy Richardson is among the 141 titles nominated for the International DUBLIN Literary Award

French Acclaim for NZ Author

Young readers in France have selected book one in Bixley’s ‘Flying Furballs’ series to receive the Tatoulu prize.

Bendy Wendy Colouring Competition

Colour in Bendy Wendy and you could win a signed copy of 'The Tallest Truck Gets Stuck'.

Flying Furballs Makes Storylines Notable Books List

We were thrilled to have not one, but two of Donovan Bixley's Flying Furballs titles featured on the Storylines Children’s Literature Notable Book List...


Five Quick Questions: Wynne Gray

We grabbed author Wynne Gray for our new Five Quick Questions series. Find out what surprised him about the project, which All Blacks he most wants to enjoy a meal with and what's currently in his reading pile.

123 Colouring Sheets

To celebrate the launch of The Great Kiwi 123 Book the wonderful Donovan Bixley has created these fun colouring sheets. Download yours now...