Welcome to New Zealand Children’s Book Review and Writing Blog. My name is Katharine Derrick and I am going to share with you some fantastic New Zealand children’s books during 2012. Each month I will feature a book written for students in Years 7-10 although sometimes I may stray from this bracket if I find a book so good I just have to include it. I will review the book and interview the author at the start of the month then provide writing tips for students and run competitions later on in the month. There will always be something happening so make sure you keep visiting! Watch out for competition details in January 2012.