Here is a list of the Top 50 New Zealand books recommended by Read NZ Te Pou Muramura for every child before they turn 12. 

Read the books that are the winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. You can also find which books were shortlisted for the awards. 

Common Sense Media has loads of book lists, from classics to most loaned. There are stories that are bound to spark you imagination.