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A treasure trove of children’s books in the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch.

  • Mini Playing Cards

    $4.00
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  • Snowman: The Book of the Classic Film

    $21.00
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  • Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    $25.00
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  • Rosie and the Friendship Angel

    $29.99
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  • Fortune Maker

    $24.99
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  • 300 Minutes of Mystery

    $18.99
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    Friends: Snake and Lizard

    $29.99
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  • Scarygirl: The Origin Story (Film Tie-In edition 2023)

    $22.99
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  • Rosie Frost & the Falcon Queen

    $21.99
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    Stolen Songbird

    $19.99
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  • Oak Tree

    $29.99
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  • When Grandpa Wore a Tutu

    $21.99
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  • Victor, the Wolf with Worries

    $29.99
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  • At the Bach

    $29.99
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  • Meet Mim

    $24.99
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  • Not So Little Red Riding Hood

    $22.99
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  • Science of Light: Things that Shine, Flash, and Glow

    $38.00
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  • Ultra Wild

    $37.99
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  • Cosmic Wonder: Halley’s Comet and Humankind

    $37.99
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  • Everything Under the Sun: A curious question for every day of the year

    $40.00
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  • Mango: Sharks and Rays of Aotearoa

    $35.00
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  • Family Book: Amazing Things to Do Together

    $14.99
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  • Starfish

    $21.00
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    Serpent’s Lair (v2 Prey Zone)

    $18.99
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  • Stone

    $24.99
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  • Prisons, Parties and Powerboats (v7 Robin Hood)

    $18.99
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  • This Camp is Doomed: A Dennith Grange Misadventure

    $21.00
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  • In the Shadow of the Wolf Queen (v1 Geomancer Trilogy)

    $19.99
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About Telling Tales:

Our dedicated children’s bookshop in the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch’s CBD is directly across the courtyard from Scorpio Books. All the books at Telling Tales are available to buy online here, through the Scorpio Books website.

This sunny, spacious shop is a treasure trove for the children of Ōtautahi, and the child within us all. The thoughtful selection of books aims to ignite imaginations and a thirst for knowledge in a new generation of readers. Our team at Telling Tales believe that books, and the stories they hold, have a unique capacity to inspire and connect us to a better future.

What’s our age range?

Telling Tales is a book shop predominantly for children 14 and under – but that’s just the simple answer. Like their readers, books don’t always fit into neat categories. There’s plenty of books in the Young Adult genre that might suit younger readers, and plenty of books pitched at 10-year-olds that teens still love as comfort reads. So, while YA lives at Scorpio Books (15+), we’ve got a section at Telling Tales called ‘Young Teen’ that caters to advanced middle grade readers and those up to about 14. If you’re unsure which shop or section you’ll find a particular title in, please ask. We’re always happy to point you in the right direction.

What’s our age range?

Telling Tales is a book shop predominantly for children 14 and under – but that’s just the simple answer. Like their readers, books don’t always fit into neat categories. There’s plenty of books in the Young Adult genre that might suit younger readers, and plenty of books pitched at 10-year-olds that teens still love as comfort reads. So, while YA lives at Scorpio Books (15+), we’ve got a section at Telling Tales called ‘Young Teen’ that caters to advanced middle grade readers and those up to about 14. If you’re unsure which shop or section you’ll find a particular title in, please ask. We’re always happy to point you in the right direction.

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