It's a love of both science and writing that helped versatile Dunedin writer, Raymond Huber carve a niche for himself in the crowded children's book market, here and overseas. His children's novels, Sting and Wings, are science-based fantasy. His picture books include Flight of the Honey Bee and Gecko, and he's written about non-violent resistance in his Young Adult novel Peace Warriors. Raymond is this year's University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence, staying in the historic cottage bequeathed by the late playwright Robert Lord. Lynn Freeman started by asking Raymond Huber about his own favourite children's books growing up.