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The Whitcoulls Top 100 2012-13
Voting was up by a staggering 45 percent from last year and nearly one-third of the books 14 titles chosen are home-grown. Comedic writer David Walliams, arguably the contemporary equivalent of Roald Dahl, is extraordinarily popular with Kiwi kids who voted seven of his books in to the Top I think that the popularity of Kiwi writers with our children reflects the importance of stories that mirror a recognisable landscape, and an environment to which they can easily relate. This year, Mackenzie was surprised by the huge increase in votes and the fact that there was an upsurge in paper votes cast. She puts this down to the encouragement of caregivers, teachers and librarians, all of whom foster a love of reading from an early age and create environments where children can discover books that captivated them. Inspired to encourage and foster a love of reading in children, Whitcoulls knows that books are vital for language acquisition and educational success. Whitcoulls is a major national retailer with 51 stores throughout New Zealand, offering a wide selection of stationery, educational toys, puzzles, games, books, gifts, greeting cards and wrap.
Login Subscribe About us. Some clear patterns emerged about the ones they loved the most loved. Captivating Kiwi trilogies The Dragon Defenders number 10 and Dragon Brothers number 15 were also among the favourites, particularly with young boys, who are often perceived as reluctant readers. Book series dominate, with nearly half the list comprising serial novels or chapter books. Kiwi kids voted seven of them into the top ten, which suggests that once children discover a book series they love, then they keep coming back for more. Not surprisingly, Harry Potter is again at number one with his hold on modern imaginations showing no signs of abating; indeed, J. One of the stand out books is Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls number 20 , which appears to have sparked a new publishing phenomenon — that of the lives of remarkable people whose stories have been edited into inspirational and aspirational chapters.
Whitcoulls launched its first Top Books list in , in a pre-millennial world without online shopping or social media, and even Harry Potter himself had yet to be unleashed! Now celebrating its twenty third year, Whitcoulls is proudly keeping the tradition of asking Kiwis from all over the country to tell us their favourite book of all time. Over the years thousands of you have voted in store, and thanks to the rise of the internet and social sharing making it easier to have your say, voting has become fiercer than ever! We love your support and enthusiasm in helping to shape this list each year, and getting some surprises along the way - will Harry Potter retain its Number 1 spot? What cultural classics are making a comeback? From thrillers, historical fiction, classics, new releases, romance, fantasy and biography — all kinds of books are represented every year which shows the wide diversity of reading habits that we keep. All Comps Popular Closing Closed.
New Zealand bookselling chain Whitcoulls is once again selling ebooks through Kobo after suspending its Kobo ebookstore in mid-October. In the UK, WH Smith has relaunched its website after taking the site offline for nearly four days, reports the Bookseller. However, the retailer is not currently selling ebooks and In a statement on the Whitcoulls website, Booksellers NZ said that the tokens and