Arrrr Me Hearties! Tis I, Pirate Jane travelling o’er many an ocean to take anchor in this beauty land of KidsZone. Ok, I cannot tell a lie I’m actually just pretending to be a pirate!! ‘What ho!’ you may ask, ‘then who are you?’… Well actually my real name is Fairy Jane and I do love travelling but usually flutter through vast forests and over many lands. My favorite thing to do is paint faces and dress up as a pirate and I look forward to meeting you all at the book festival this year!

Be warned!!! The NZ Book Festival’s KidsZone will have so many activities that your head may spin off. There’ll be storytelling and facepainting and the opportunity to create your own piece of treasure. Make sure you bring your artistic, imaginative, and original self to the KidsZone so you can design your own masterpiece to take home.

Books, books and more books. Children’s authors everywhere. Did you know they love reading, writing and of course answering questions about books? Go on… ask!

Yummy Food and Coffee

Pancakes are Delicious will be onsite ensuring your tastebuds don’t feel left out.

What’s on the menu?

Sweet Stack

  • Pancakes with cream or icecream and a saucy topping:
  • Choose a from a selection of toppings;
  •  caramel, chocolate, maple, strawberry or blueberry


  • Pancakes with bacon, banana, maple syrup and cream
  • Pancakes with bacon, avocado, tomato and aioli
  • Pancakes with salmon, avocado, tomato and sweet chilli sauce

Barista Coffee: Short Black, Long Black, Americano, Macchiato, Latte, Flat White, Cappuccino, Mocha, Piccolo & Affogato.

Pancakes are Delicious are this years ‘People’s Choice Best Exhibitor Stand’ sponsor. 


Mama Yoya’s Mexican Food

Review: Garantizado el sabor de la cocina mexicana por la mismísima Mama Yoya!!

(Guaranteed the taste of Mexican cuisine by mother yoya herself!!)