The Kiwi Kids’ Bookstore is an online bookstore dedicated to books for New Zealand children and teens created by New Zealand authors and illustrators.

The online bookstore (formerly called Kiwi Kids Read Kiwi Books) showcases many talented Kiwi authors and illustrators whose books may or may not be found in mainstream bookstores for a variety of reasons. Many of these world-class books are sold via major international online retailers and may not be so easy to find in print in New Zealand…until now!

Kate B Gordon

The concept for The Kiwi Kids’ Bookstore is the brainchild of Kiwi indie author Kate Gordon (pictured) who wanted to create a way for New Zealand authors and illustrators to connect directly with Kiwi book buyers and readers.

The store features a range of quality fiction and non-fiction books for ages 0-15 written by New Zealanders. Some are set in New Zealand, some are not. All have been hand-picked by Kate as meeting her high standards of writing, illustration and production.

Kate endeavours to support participating authors in a range of ways to help raise their public profiles and improve their financial returns.

Some authors whose books are available in the store are indie published like Kate, running their own small presses, and some work with a publisher to create their books.

They are all wonderfully talented writers and illustrators, and we know you’re going to find some incredible books here for your children and teens.

Welcome! It’s great to see you here.

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Meet Kiwi Authors

Find out more about the talented Kiwi authors and illustrators creating books for kids and teens. The Meet Kiwi Authors section is worth a browse.