Henry Ball

Great Kiwi Bookathon

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 so please support me in this.

I've read 113 books

A big surprise for little card

by Cherise Harper

The world book day monster

by Adam Gilliam

I didn’t do it

by Michael Foreman

Incredible you

by Rhys Brisnisden

Superhero hotel

by Abie Longstaff

Mack and the Missing Cheese

by Chae Strathie

Noah Dreary

by Aaron Blabey

Do not open this book

by Andy Lee

The disgusting sandwich

by Gareth Edwards

Can I join your club

by John Kelly

I love you Fred

by Mick Inkpen

Oscar eats Christmas

by Lou Carter

Life is like the wind

by Shona Innes

The grunt and the grouch

by Tracey Corderoy

Mr Gumpys Rhino

by John Birmingham

The world needs more purple

by Kristin Bell

There’s a witch in your book

by Tom Fletcher

Except when they don’t

by Laura Gehl

Love Monster

by Rachel Bright

How to ride a polar bear

by Carol Hart

The cat the rat and the baseball bat

by Andy Griffiths

Big fat cows

by Andy Griffiths

The bad mood and the stick

by Lemony Snickett

At the end of Hollyrood lane

by Dimiti Powell

A place for Pluto

by Steff wade

The red dread

by Tom Morgan Jones

The same but different too

by Carl Neeson

Who stole the rainbow

by Fascinati Unka

Take a stroll sausage roll

by Peter Durkin

Splat the Cat

by Rob Sutton

This is Antman

by Marvel

Flyguys amazing tricks

by Tedd Arnold

Hooray for Helpers

by Mike Austen

Ducks to Water

by Brett Avison

Green lizards red rectangles

by Steve Antony

Whack and Whack

by Francesca Simon

I am bat

by Morag Hood

Do not go in there

by Ariel horn

Disgusting McGrossface

by Rove McManus

Stomping monsters Stomping monsters

by Jane Yolen

David Williams

by Queens Orangutan

The pout pout fish

by Deborah Diesen

Maccas Christmas crackers

by Matt Cosgrove

My merry Christmas

by Rosie Smith

The incredible book eating boy

by Oliver Jeffers

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth

by Don Garather

The unscary book

by Nick bland

Father Christmas needs a wee

by Nicholas Allan

Let’s find Fred

by Steven Lenton

The unscary book

by Nick Bland

Piranhas don’t eat bananas

by Aaron Blabey

When I grow up

by Tim Minchin

Excuse me Santa

by Philip Bunting

Don’t call me bear

by Aaron Blabey

The littlest bandit

by Ali Pye

Pig the Winner

by Aaron Blabey

Pig the Blob

by Aaron Blabey

Pig the Tourist

by Aaron Blabey

Pig the Grub

by Aaron Blabey

Pig the Fibber

by Aaron Blabey

Pig the Pug

by Aaron Blabey

Rappy Goes to Mars

by Dan Gutman

Who flung dung

by Ben Redlich

Allergic Alpaca

by KIAH Thomas

Interrupting Chicken

by David Ezra Stean

Interrupting chicken and the elephant of surprise

by David Ezra Stean

The truth according to Arthur

by Tim Hopgood

Zippo Superhippo

by Kez Grey

Tom’s magnificent machines

by Linda Sarch

Don’t butt in

by Heath McKenzie

Butt out

by Heath McKenzie

Pig the Star

by Aaron Blabey

Are we there yet

by Don Santat

Knock knock

by Tammy saver

Neck and neck

by Elise parsley

Chapter 2 is missing

by Kevin Cornell

Dog gone

by Rob Biddolph

It’s Shoe Time

by Brian Collier

Dance dance underpants

by Bob Shea

Elephant me

by Giles Andreace

Beastly puzzles

by Rachel poliquin

It all began when I said yes

by Simon Philip

Idea Jar

by Adam Lethroupe

She Rex

by Michelle Robinson

Gazpacho for Nacho

by Tracey Kyle

The rough patch

by Brian lies

What this story needs is a vroom and a zoom

by Emma Virjan


by Bardhan-quallan

Shopping with a crocodile

by Margaret Mahy

Rich Witch Poor Witch

by Peter Bentley

The famishing vanishing mahooosive mammoth

by Hollie hughes

Knock knock alien

by Caryl Hart

Star Wars Rey to the Rescue

by Lisa Stock

Detective Quack

by Paul Shipton

The secret life of a tiger

by Wechterowicz

There is no magic in this book

by Michelle MacWhirter

Walrus in the bathtub

by Deborah Underwood

This book is not a bedtime story

by Eoin McLaughlin

Awesome Man the mystery intruder

by Michael Chabon

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam

by Corderoy

Supertato bubbly troubly

by Sue Hendra


by Nick Ward

Zoo School

by Heath McKenzie

Mog the forgetful cat

by Judith Donaldson

The tiger who came to tea

by Judith Donaldson

The amazing never ending book

by Heath McKenzie

Do not open this book

by Andy Lee

Pig the Pug

by Aaron Blabey

Harry and the dinosaurs first sleepover

by Ian whybrow

How to catch a dragon

by Carl hart

Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs at the museum

by Ian whybrow

Zoo House

by Heath McKenzie

The hungry dragon

by Heath McKenzie

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Thank you to my Sponsors


Sheila Ball

Go Henry and Lily - from Gran and Grandpa all the way in Nottingham!


Tyronne And Miriama Northcott

Great cause Ball family. Have lots of fun reading.


Vj And Blue Lavender

Way to go Henry! Read some books to Percy for us please 😎🥸🤓


Lorraine Brereton

Fantastic work Henry. A wonderful cause. Go for GOLD!





What a great thing you are doing Henry. I know you will read lots of books. Nana and Poppa.


Gary Miller

Great work there Henry. Don't ever stop reading!


Annette T Hopkins

Go Henry Go!!!!!!!


Caitlyn Jones

10 from me, 10 from Lisa! I'm sure she would be proud to see another bookaholic in the making! Keep up the great work Henry! Soon enough your stack of books will be as tall as you are!


Matched Donation

From a very special and generous Blind Low Vision NZ supporter


The Hemingways

Go Henry!


Matched Donation

From a very special and generous Blind Low Vision NZ supporter


Anna Norris

That is a lot of books! Amazing Henry.


Pip Mcconville

Great work Henry!


Andrew Rusbatch

Well done Henry! Proud of your efforts to help others


Yolan Collins

Good on you. Happy reading


Sarah Kelly

Great job Henry! I’m so proud of you. You are a very giving and wonderful thoughtful young man. Thanks for doing such a great thing for others xxx


Brent & Gary Hemi Nicholl’s


Annette Perrett

I am very impressed with all the reading. Keep it up! A great cause too.


Andrew Irwin

Well done Henry!


Robertson Family

Wow Henry, you are an inspiration! And what a worthy cause you are fundraising for. I hope our boys follow your amazing example one day :) xxx


Liam Ball

Great work Henry! You are such a star 🤩🤩


Ranui Calman

You are doing so well Henry. Kia kaha! From the Calmans


Jackie Watson

Well done Henry, what a lovely thing to do.


Theo Thomsen

Awesome work henry!!


Carolyn Murgatroyd


Matched Donation

From a very special and generous Blind Low Vision NZ supporter


Rogers Family

Go Henry


Jo Macdonald

Way to go Henry!!!


Lyn & Brian Snelling

Amazing work Henry. Congratulations on reaching your target 👍😊


Matched Donation

From a very special and generous Blind Low Vision NZ supporter



Go Henry!



Awesome reading! From Evelyn



Well done Henry!!! Just keep reading :)


Eli Miller

Well done Henry,from your friend Eli Miller



From my own pocket money! Go Henry