Pay tribute to New Zealand author Margaret Mahy with these special stamps from New Zealand Post.     You can take a look at the full range of stamp products in this issue here: http://stamps.nzpost.co.nz/issue/margaret-mahy-1

Pay tribute to New Zealand author Margaret Mahy with these special stamps from New Zealand Post. You can take a look at the full range of stamp products in this issue here: http://stamps.nzpost.co.nz/issue/margaret-mahy-1

Hairy Maclary DVD. A cooler dog there has never been - Hairy Maclary is charming and sophisticated. Hairy Maclary and his posse of pooches feature in 10 animated tales, based on the best-selling books by New Zealand author, Lynley Dodd. Having sold more than 4 million books worldwide and already over half a million copies in Australia, Hairy Maclary is certainly one popular canine. $9.99

Hairy Maclary DVD. A cooler dog there has never been - Hairy Maclary is charming and sophisticated. Hairy Maclary and his posse of pooches feature in 10 animated tales, based on the best-selling books by New Zealand author, Lynley Dodd. Having sold more than 4 million books worldwide and already over half a million copies in Australia, Hairy Maclary is certainly one popular canine. $9.99

FREE interactive book for kids (limited time only!): Hairy Maclary, Scattercat for iPad by Pearson New Zealand Ltd

FREE interactive book for kids (limited time only!): Hairy Maclary, Scattercat for iPad by Pearson New Zealand Ltd

JANE SEABROOK is an illustrator and designer who lives in Auckland , New Zealand . In recent years, her artwork has focused on paintings of wildlife for the Fury Logic series of books. She shares her life with her husband, two teenage children, and a growing menagerie of assorted animals. Following are some excerpts from her Fury Logic books.

JANE SEABROOK is an illustrator and designer who lives in Auckland , New Zealand . In recent years, her artwork has focused on paintings of wildlife for the Fury Logic series of books. She shares her life with her husband, two teenage children, and a growing menagerie of assorted animals. Following are some excerpts from her Fury Logic books.

Margaret Mahy, Children’s Author, New Zealand. "Ms. Mahy wrote more than 150 books, including illustrated stories for small children like “A Lion in the Meadow” (1969), “Beaten by a Balloon” (1998) and the best-selling “Bubble Trouble” (2009), as well as young-adult novels, including “The Haunting” (1982). ... Ms. Mahy’s stories often tapped what she called the “surprises lurking in the heart of everything.” Her own life did, too." Died July 2012. Will be sadly missed.

Margaret Mahy, Children’s Author, Dies at 76

Margaret Mahy, Children’s Author, New Zealand. "Ms. Mahy wrote more than 150 books, including illustrated stories for small children like “A Lion in the Meadow” (1969), “Beaten by a Balloon” (1998) and the best-selling “Bubble Trouble” (2009), as well as young-adult novels, including “The Haunting” (1982). ... Ms. Mahy’s stories often tapped what she called the “surprises lurking in the heart of everything.” Her own life did, too." Died July 2012. Will be sadly missed.

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Another great New Zealand children's book I love and will probably be sending to some pals in the USA

Emily the Kiwi Plays the Ukulele. "Everyone knows that kiwi birds always sleep in the day – all except Emily the Kiwi, who loves to play here ukulele.” A story about the joy of music, and sharing. Also featuring Annie the Granny, Louie the Tui, Molly Morepork, Abigail Fantail, and others. A rhyming picture book by award winning New Zealand author Janet Martin with illustrations by Ivar Treskon. Made in New Zealand for ages 2-6.  See more at www.entirelynz.co.nz/gifts

Emily the Kiwi Plays the Ukulele. "Everyone knows that kiwi birds always sleep in the day – all except Emily the Kiwi, who loves to play here ukulele.” A story about the joy of music, and sharing. Also featuring Annie the Granny, Louie the Tui, Molly Morepork, Abigail Fantail, and others. A rhyming picture book by award winning New Zealand author Janet Martin with illustrations by Ivar Treskon. Made in New Zealand for ages 2-6. See more at www.entirelynz.co.nz/gifts

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