Kiwi Kids Read Kiwi Books is an online community and bookstore for New Zealand children and teen authors to connect with readers and book buyers.
The online bookstore has been created to showcase the many talented Kiwi authors whose books may be found in mainstream bookstores, or may not be in physical bookstores for a variety of reasons. Many of these world-class books are also sold via major international online retailers and may not be so easy to find in print in New Zealand…until now!
We cover 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 reviewed by our author selection panel as meeting our high standards of writing, illustration and production.
A key point of difference from a regular bookstore is that Kiwi Kids Read Kiwi Books (KKRKB) does not physically hold stocks of the books in a warehouse. KKRKB operates along the lines of Etsy or TradeMe as a channel where the books are listed for book buyers like you to find and enjoy with your young readers. Authors or their distribution company/publisher pack and dispatch the orders themselves. Read our FAQs for more details.
This means that KKRKB is able to offer authors a greater percentage of each book sale than is typical in the book publishing and retailing sector. Every book you buy from KKRKB is directly supporting creative New Zealand authors! Nice, huh?
The KKRKB concept is the brainchild of Kiwi indie author Kate Gordon (pictured right) who wanted to create a way for New Zealand authors and illustrators to connect directly with Kiwi book buyers and readers.
Many authors who have joined KKRKB are indie published like Kate, running their own small presses, and some have published their books through a publisher. 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.