Children and young adult books January 2012

By Ann Packer In Books

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7th January, 2012
Holidays are a great time for tucking a ­collection of short stories into the beach bag along with towels and sunblock – especially when the theme is friendship. Following a format established some eight anthologies ago, GREAT MATES: 30 NEW ZEALAND STORIES FOR CHILDREN (Random House, $29.99) is edited by Barbara Else with illustrations by Philip Webb. Unpublished gems from such beloved writers as David Hill and Janice Marriott sit between tales from ...

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