I am a Kiwi writer specialising in writing books set in New Zealand.


Kiwi Critters stories are fun, engaging rhymes designed as quick and easy read alouds for busy parents and young children who are beginning to read. Little kids love our stories and it doesn't take long before they are chanting along too.

I began developing the Kiwi Critters characters when my own daughters were pre-schoolers, and I used the books as a tool to develop their reading and writing skills. Back then the books were home printed and stapled, but when friends began to borrow them the Kiwi Critters was born.

The stories are short and easy for children to learn because like many mums, I always felt terrible saying ‘no’ when I was asked to read a story during the day and I didn't have enough time, or at night when I was at my most tired. The beauty of the Kiwi Critters is that there's always enough time to squeeze in a story.

All of my creative writing is inspired by our great outdoors, New Zealand's unique flora and fauna and the lifestyle Kiwis lead.

Thank you for your interest in my books. The Kiwi Critters can be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KiwiCritters/ and more information about my work including other titles I've had published over the years can be found at https://www.facebook.com/DonnaBlaberAuthor or on my website at https://www.donnablaber.com