The Palmerston North city library will be hosting a book launch for the new children's picture book The Dog and the Mog Love Christmas on August 19.

Palmerston North author Kaye Arnott and illustrator Laura Wenden Green teamed up to make the new book with the skills of their self-taught crafts.

This will be the third book of the series produced by Arnott and Green.

"The series began when my husband and I found out we were to be grandparents for the first time and I wrote The Dog and the Mog," said Arnott.

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"They are written in rhyme, are easy to read aloud and are for children up to about the age of 7 or so."

Green approached Arnott about illustrating this book after hearing her read aloud the story to children at a local cafe.

The Launch will consist of kids' craft, book sales and signings to celebrate the newest book to the Dog and the Mog series.

It will start at 10am on August 19 at the Palmerston North City Library.

Find out more at www.kayearnott.co.nz.