I write award-winning factual books for children, about New Zealand nature. I also write blogs and the occasional magazine article. It’s important to me that my books are enjoyed by families, as well as welcomed by schools. I’m pleased to play a role in education outside of classrooms – in lifelong learning.

My books

The “explore and discover” series, illustrated by Ned Barraud and  published by Potton and Burton.

The “Whose …?” series, illustrated by Fraser Williamson and published by Potton and Burton:

For more information about my books including notes for parents and educators with activity ideas, click on the links above. See my Book-Ed blog for news about my books.

My books are available to purchase online at www.pottonandburton.co.nz and at all good bookstores across New Zealand.

You can read interviews and articles about my writing here:

Gillian Candler

Out in the forest researching for ‘In the Bush’

Read my nature blog here at www.explorediscovernature.blogspot.co.nz.  My articles have been published in Forest and Bird Magazine and Wilderness Magazine.

I am a member of the New Zealand Society of Authors and the NZ Travel Communicators.

“Last night Under the Ocean was launched by Michele Whiting, Principal of Corinna School in Porirua East at the Children’s Bookshop at Kilbirnie, Wellington.  Michele said she had test-driven the book in preparation for her launch speech with a group of enthusiastic readers from the school and their comments had more than ticked all the boxes for interest/ accessibility/ look of the book (design) and for general all over AWESOMENESS.”

Around the Bookshops review of Under the Ocean 2 October 2014