Chris B.

Great Kiwi Bookathon 2022

I'm fundraising for...

The Great Kiwi Bookathon is a first for Blind Low Vision NZ.

Throughout the month of June I will be joining 3000+ Kiwi schoolkids and reading as many books as I possibly can.

I’ll be raising money for those who are blind, deafblind or have low vision (like my little brother) so please support me in this.

I've read 103 books

Willbee the Bumblebee

by Craig Smith, Maureen Thomson & Katz Cowley

The Wonky Donkey

by Craig Smith & Katz Cowley


by Elizabeth Pulford and Jenny Cooper

The Moose and the Goose

by Juliette MacIver and Jenny Cooper

Magic Beach

by Alison Lester

Fleeb Watches Tv

by Yvonne Morrison

The Scariest Thing in the Garden

by Craig Smith & Scott Tulloch

The Very Sleepy Bear

by Nick Bland

Little Stowaway

by Theresa Tomlinson & Jane Browne

The Very Noisy Bear

by Nick Bland

When I Grow Up I'm going to play for Bradford City

by Gemma Cary

If you Meet a Dinosaur

by Paul Bright & Hannah George

Ten Terrible Dinosaurs

by Paul Strickland

If You're a Kiwi and you know it!

by Stevie Mahardhika & P Crumble

The Very Brave Bear

by Nick Bland

The Ugly Duckling

by Miles Kelly

Farmyard Tales - Barn on Fire

by Heather Amery & Stephen Cartwright

Farmyard Tales - The Naughty Sheep

by Heather Amery & Stephen Cartwright

Farmyard Tales - Pig Gets Stuck

by Heather Amery & Stephen Cartwright

Five Little Speckled Frogs

by Fran Thatcher & Katy Rhodes

My Best friend

by Heather Henning


by Noeline Cassettari

Mucky Puppy

by TBC

Puppy's Adventures

by Debora Burr

Greedy Cat and the Visitor

by Joy Cowley

The Friendly Book

by Margaret Wise Brown

What Does It Mean to be Kind?

by Rana DiOrio

Dragons! Dragons! Dragons!

by Feana Tu'akoi

The cabin in the hills

by annette smith

The crocodile's Christmas Jandais

by Margaret Mahy

The Little yellow digger at the zoo

by TBC

Big Bird's Color Game

by Tom Cooke

Dinosaur Boo!

by Peter Curtis & Jeanne Willis

Zachary Quack Minimonster

by Lynley Dodd

Up in Space

by Kirsten Collier

The dark dark night

by M Christina

The Fun House

by Jill Mcugall

HOW to be a PIRATE

by Sue Fliess

The Smartest GIANT in town

by Julia Donaldson

The Dinosaur Chase

by Hugh Price

The Very Hungry Bear

by Nick BLAND

How to Catch a Falling Star

by Heidi and Daniel Howarth

The Star of the zoo

by Virginie Zurcher and Daniel Howarth

The Creek at the farm

by Annette Smith

We Are All Equal

by P. Crumble & Jonathan Bentley

Ten Little Pirates

by Mike Brownlow

Dr Seuss's ABC

by Dr Seuss

Beep Mini movers on the road

by Jonathan Lambert

Pets at our vet's

by kate Tym

The Snail and the whale

by Julia Donaldson

That's Not my dragon

by Fiona Watt

A Summery Saturday

by Margaret


by Polly Appleton and Dawn Sirett

Mr Tickle

by Roger Hargreaves

Little Miss Late

by Roger Hargreaves

Mr Large in charge

by Jill Murphy

Mr Greedy

by Roger Hargreaves

The Asteroid Belt

by unknown

Mr Happy

by Roger Hargreaves

King of the swamp

by Catherine Emmett

10 Facts about the moon

by unknown

CALL For the ambulance

by Chris Sanders

The Cat in the hat

by Dr Seuss

There's a BIG green frog in the toilet

by Anh Do

Green Eggs And Ham

by Dr Seuss

A Friend For Dragon

by Dav pilkey

Sally's beans

by Beverley Randell


by annette smith

One fish Two fish Red fish Blue fish

by Dr Seuss

Baby Bear goes fishing

by Beverley Randell

The Broken Flower Pot

by Annette smith

The hungry kitten

by Beverley Randell

Come on tim

by Jenny Giles

Late for football

by Jenny Giles

Looking After the Worms

by Sally Cowan

A Treasure Island

by Dawn Mcmillan

Down by the Sea

by Joan Jarden

The Very Cranky Bear

by Nick Bland

Mr Bump

by Roger Hargreaves

The M0nsters

by Stuart Lynch

Bear's Birthday

by Allan Ahlbrg and Golin naughton

Thomas'crazy day

by Britt Allcroft

Thomas and the shortcut

by Britt Allcroft

Edward the hero

by Britt Allcroft

Thomas and Scruff

by Britt Allcroft

What pet Should i get

by Dr Seuss

OH the places you'll go

by Dr Seuss

I know a Monkey

by Louise Tate

Room on the broom

by Julia Donaldson

Splat Cat

by Ladybird


by Ladybird

Hot fox

by Ladybird

When Cricket Grows up

by Katie Hewat

Mr Sneeze

by Roger Hargreaves

Tiddler - The story-telling fish

by Julia Donaldson

Toby and BJ

by annette smith

The sick duck

by TBC


by TBC

It Came to Tea

by TBC

One gorilla.

by Atsuko Morozumi

Spot Loves his Dad

by Eric Hill

Finding Mum

by Don Long

Playing a trick on Jolly Roger

by Debbie Croft

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Thank you to my Sponsors


Grand-de & Nana Benson

Congratulations! That really is a big achievement Chris. Well done, you're doing so well!


Matched Donation

From a very special and generous Blind Low Vision NZ supporter


Cousin Will

Great reading and a great cause … well done cuz!


Grandma & Granddad Pickles

Grandma & Granddad are very proud of your achievement. Well done Chris!


Matched Donation

From a very special and generous Blind Low Vision NZ supporter


Uncle Michael

Great work Christopher! You’ve now read more books than me! Looking forward to seeing you at the end of the year


Kate Benson


Aunty Georgie, Uncle Norm, Jade And Jordy

We are so proud of all your reading and what a wonderful cause. Well done Chris xxx


Miss Rodger

Fantastic work Chris. You are such a kind and caring brother, and you are an amazing reader. I am so proud of all your efforts. Keep up the great work! Miss Rodger :)


Mrs G :)

Wow Chris, you are reading so many books! What a wonderful big brother you are, we are so proud of you at school - ka rawe! Mrs G :-)


Granny & Grandad Scott

Well done Christopher! Great reading! We're proud of you.


Lara, Steve & Mila

Hey there Chris, gosh look at all those books - fantastic! Such a lovely thing you are doing ♡ ...enjoy your next books! :)


Aunt B


Granny & Grandad Scott

We can't believe how many books you've read this month Chris. Over 100 books! Well done, we're proud of you! This donation is for helping us in our garden and raking up leaves. Thank you!


Matched Donation

From a very special and generous Blind Low Vision NZ supporter


Chris & Aunt B

Thanks for giving me some money for treats Aunt B - I decided to donate it to Bookathon. Thank you for your Bookathon donation too! Chris :-)


Julia Bull

Go Chris. Such an awesome effort. Love from Jake and family


Sharon Quinn

Wow, Chris you have read so many books. Enjoying books is the best activity in the world. Ka pai


Sam Benson

Amazing reading Chris! Thanks for doing this for those of us affected by low vision (or blindness). You are such an AWESOME big brother, thank you!


Chris B (money From Chores)


Matched Donation

From a very special and generous Blind Low Vision NZ supporter