Category:

 NZ Picture Books

Sam has a problem. He has to share a room with his older brother and things aren't easy. When Sam sees Donald Trump on TV talking about `the wall' he realises a solution is at hand! But who knew that planning a wall could be so tricky? The letters that follow invite conversa... read more

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Sam is tired of sharing a bedroom with his messy, noisy older brother. When he sees a TV news item about President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall across the US... read more

Dear Donald Trump
$28.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 21

Category:

 NZ Non Fiction

Awards:Finalist in the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards for the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction NZ Listener 50 Best Books for Kids 2017 The Sapling Best Books List 2017

Over a thousand years ago, the wind, sea currents and stars brought people to the islands that became known as Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud. Navigate your way through this sumptuously illustrated story of New Zealand. Explore the defining moments of ... read more

Gavin Bishop does it again in this absolutely beautiful book. It's packed full of facts on everything from Gondwanaland, the arrival of both Maori and Pakeha, employment, housing and education in the years between WWI and WWII, and ends with a history of Maori pro... read more

Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story
$40.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 20

Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction

A dramatic and emotional story about one girl's determination to stand by her beloved animals--and her refusal to give up, even in the face of impossible odds.

Twelve-year-old Evie has been having a rough time since her dad became sick with cancer and she is convinced she can control fate if she follows certain compulsive rituals. When a devastating earthquake destroys her home in Parnassus, her mother is injured and flown t... read more

The Thunderbolt Pony (PB)
$18.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 19

Category:

 NZ Senior Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Copyright Licensing NZ Award for Young Adult Fiction 

Uncle Jeremy has been helping the family out for a while now, by dropping off meat he¿s shot. The offer to go hunting sounds great to fourteen-year-old Wolf ¿ a chance to get away from the family stress. But this hunting trip proves to be more than he bargained for.

At last, a hunting story with guts and heart! The late John McIntyre was delighted to endorse this action-packed adventure.

Sticking With Pigs
$20.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 18

Category:

 NZ Picture Books

Awards:Shortlisted for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Picture Book Category

The baby wants breakfast so Malcolm gets out of bed to get started. Then in comes Toby. And Una and Toto, then Alicetheyre hungry too. And Conrad from next door and his sister Ruby! Everyone has a request for breakfast. But who is taking notice of the baby? The Longes... read more

PUBLICATION APRIL 2018
 
What a delightful celebration of a chaotic family breakfast! Baby awakes, demanding "toot". The wonderfully patient Dad juggles varied demands for food and drinks as children, neighbours and friends wander in and out of the kitchen. ... read more

The Longest Breakfast (PB)
$20.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 18

Category:

 NZ Senior Fiction

Series:Ash

The gripping sequel to the prize-winning thriller The Nature of Ash. Ash McCarthy thought he had done enough by broadcasting his story to the world, exposing the corruption and lies of Prime Minister Chandler and his cronies. With his small band of friends and family on a r... read more

Ash McCarthy thought that by exposing the corruption of the government and its allies the international community would answer his call for intervention. But the prime minister and police commissioner still manage to manipulate the media and arrest Ash on trumped-up charges... read more

Ash Arising (Ash #2)
$20.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 18

Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Copyright Licensing NZ Award for Young Adult Fiction 

A thief, a spy and a steampunk showdown at Traitor's Gate!
Discovered picking pockets at Coxford's Corn Market, fourteen year old Sin is hunted across the city. Caught by the enigmatic Eldritch Moons, Sin is offered a way out of his life of crime: join the Cov... read more

Discovered picking pockets at Coxford’s Corn Market, 14-year-old Sin is caught by the enigmatic Eldritch Moons and offered a way out of his life of crime: join the Covert Operations Group (COG) and train to become a spy. At Lenheim Palace Sin learns spy craft while ... read more

The Traitor and the Thief
$20.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 17

Category:

 NZ Picture Books

Puffin is an architect who always exceeds her clients' expectations. That is, until she takes on the toughest clients ever - her own pufflings! Puffin takes her tricky new clients on an inspirational tour of her builds. Together they visit all kinds of cleverly designe... read more

Puffin has designed a bakery for Platypus, a houseboat for Otter, an art studio for Goose and a treehouse for Moose...but will she ever come up with a design to please her newest clients, two little pufflings? Kimberly Andrew's new picture book is just delightful with... read more

Puffin the Architect
$20.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 12

Donovan Bixley re-tells the story of Maui fishing up North Island! The traditional tale but with Donovan’s unique twist and trademark humour. The pictures will be bright and bring their own level of humour to the book. Darryn Jo... read more

How Maui Fished Up the North Island (Tales of Aotearoa #1)
$20.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 11

Category:

 NZ Picture Books

Awards:Shortlisted for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Picture Book Category

But did Granny stop knitting? Oh no, she did not! She kept right on knitting . . . like it or not! Granny McFlitter's family have had enough of her knitting. But when a ship runs aground, spilling oil into the sea, a call goes out for small jumpers ... read more

PUBLICATION MARCH 2018

Granny McFlitter, the Champion Knitter
$20.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 9

Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Four children temporarily lose their parents just as they are about to begin the race that offers their last chance of escaping poverty. Their task is to map a rail route through an uncharted wilderness. They overcome the many obstacles posed by nature, bears, bees, bats, ... read more

The best stories involve adventures without any adults interfering and Eirlys Hunter's new novel, The Mapmakers' Race, is a fantastic example of that. Five intrepid kids and their parrot (called Carrot!) encounter lots of tricky and dangerous escapades as they clamber over... read more

The Mapmakers' Race
$25.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 9

Category:

 NZ Young Adult Fiction

Three strange men stood behind her. 'You're not alone on Teddy Carnival's Beach,' said one, not asking a question but sounding as if he were giving her a warning.
The Hamiltons look forward to their annual Christmas holiday on the New Zealand coast. Jack and Naom... read more

PUBLICATION JULY 2018

The Tricksters
$20.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 9