A rambunctious story about the best meal of the day.
PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2017
Annual 2 contains all-new material for 9 to 13-year-olds. The result is a highly original, contemporary take on the much-loved annuals of the past – all in one beautiful package.
Alongside familiar names publishing for children – Gavin Mouldey, Sara... read more
Annual is back and stuffed to the gunwales with more excellent writing and illustration from across Aotearoa. There are craft projects (who hasn't wanted to make a balloon letterbox or knit their own digestive system?), a new boardgame, and a recipe for cosmic pancakes as well. Sarah Fo... read more
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.
When a devastating earthquake hits Evie's hometown of Parnassus on New Zealand's South Island, she and t... read more
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 to h... read more
When Dad loses his car keys, toddler Mary suspects that they have ended up down the back of the chair so Dad begins to search. But what an odd assortments of objects are living down the back of the chair! This lively, eccentric poem is a visual explosion of fun a... read more
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 momen... 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
Based on the true story of Toroa, the 500th chick to hatch at a breeding colony on Taiaroa Head in Dunedin, this evocative story follows the bird's life cycle as it grows from chick to adult. Just before Toroa fledged, the ranger attached a transmitter to its back to track ... read more
PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2017
The aftermath of a mountain-climbing accident, a petrolhead neighbour, a troubled little brother, what boy wouldn't prefer the company of the Greek gods, astronomists and his best friend, Attila the Pun?
After Tuttle's father dies on Mount Everest, his mother is distant ... read more
Space and Wellington...with a little bit of Greek Mythology thrown in. Zeustian Logic is set in the familiar land of Kelburn and presents a warped picture of suburban kiwi routine. Rituals we're all familiar with - like the mad, barefooted run down the road to the dairy for b... read more
NZ Non Fiction
|Awards:||Non-Fiction Finalist 2016 and lllustration Finalist 2016 - NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults|
Matt McPherson is cycling around town delivering the last edition of the town newspaper, The New Zealand Times. It is being closed by its owners, but as Matt makes his last deliveries we slip back in time and learn about some of t... read more
Whoever heard of a bird that can't fly? And what about one that grunts like a pig? Kiwi must surely be the dullest, dumpiest bird there is. "Real" birds with colourful feathers and beautiful songs look down on poor little Kiwi from their lofty tree-top perches.
But when da... read more
The little kaka that lost its way; the kereru with the broken wing; the tuatara that went floppy; the whio that couldn’t fly, the kea with the broken foot...All these stories and more from Wildbase, the remarkable New Zealand native animal veterinary hospital, told by ex... read more
Kea #78129 has one leg dislocated and the other infected and swollen. Captured near Lake Manapouri, the kea is sent by boat, car and plane to Wildbase Hospital, New Zealand’s only dedicated wildlife hospital for the medical and surgical treatment of native wildlife, in Palmers... read more
Oscar finds that having his father away a lot can be tough and he gets upset and angry, but with the help of others he learns that his father is really very special. This heart-warming story was created in collaboration with the New Zealand Defence Force and addresses the often dif... read more
Oscar finds that having his father away a lot can be tough and he gets upset and angry, but with the help of others he learns that his father is really very special.
This heart-warming story was created in collaboration with the New Zealand Defence Force and addresses the ofte... read more