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

PUBLICATION JUNE 2018

Ash Arising (Ash #2)
$20.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 58

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
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Available Stock: 24

Category:

 NZ Picture Books

Awards:Finalist for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - the Russell Clark Award for Illustration

This is the story of Bobby - the littlest hero in a very big war. Bobby is a tiny canary. His best friend is Jack, a soldier in one of the tunnelling companies of the Royal Engineers. Together they go deep into the tunnels under no-man's-land. Jack's job is to ... read more

PUBLICATION MARCH 2018

Bobby, the Littlest War Hero
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Available Stock: 13

Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

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

Like many 13-year-old girls, Sofia’s main worries are how to get some groovy go-go boots, and how not to die of embarrassment giving a speech at school! But when her older brother starts talking about protests and overstayers, and how Pacific Islanders ar... read more

“You're having an amazing family holiday, one where everyone is there and all 18 of you are squeezed into one house. All of sudden it's 4 o'clock in the morning and there's banging and yelling and screaming. The police are in the house pulling people out of bed... read more

Dawn Raid (My New Zealand Story)
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Available Stock: 14

Category:

 NZ Senior Fiction

Series:Through My Eyes - Natural Disaster Zones
Awards:Shortlisted for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2018 - - Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction 

Lyla has just started her second year of high school when a magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes Christchurch to pieces.
Devastation is everywhere. While her police officer mother and trauma nurse father respond to the disaster, Lyla puts on a bra... read more

PUBLICATION MARCH 2018

Lyla (Through My Eyes: Natural Disaster Zones)
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Available Stock: 12

Category:

 NZ Senior Fiction

I'm not running late like I usually am. Maybe that's why I look in the river, maybe that's why I stop when I see it. A dark-coloured raincoat, the arms spread wide, floating, hood-first down the river. And then it starts to rain.
Fifteen-year-old Annie needs to get to her bas... read more

It rains all the time in 15-year-old Annie’s West Coast town. But when her neighbour blows up his house and a dead body is found floating in the river, suddenly Annie’s isolated community becomes a hub of excitement. Add in the threatened closure of the mine, with her dad’s job in ... read more

Rain Fall
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Available Stock: 8

Category:

 NZ Non Fiction

Awards:Finalist for the Non-fiction Elsie Locke Award of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2018.

The story of the 19th century New Zealand Wars, a part of New Zealand's history that many people wish they knew more about.
The book describes how the wars came about, where and when they were fought, who was involved, and how they affected women and children. It e... read more

We know more about wars fought in Europe than the 19th century battles that occurred in our own country and this enlightening new book helps to rectify that. Werry’s absorbing text describes how the New Zealand wars began, where and when they were fought, who was involv... read more

The New Zealand Wars
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Available Stock: 12

Category:

 NZ Picture Books

Awards:Finalist for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Picture Book Category and the Russell Clark Award for Illustration

Chased to the depths of the bottomless blue, What does a tiny Jellyfish do? Jellyfish is quietly crooning in the shallows, when knife-nosed Swordfish swooshes, races and chases her, down, down, down, deep into the dark blue sea. At that moment, stealthy Squid stretches a tent... read more

Jellyfish thought, Jellyfish thrummed. “I drift and I dream,” she quietly hummed.  
A hungry swordfish decides Jellyfish would make a tasty meal but, as he chases her to the depths of the ocean, a stealthy squid stretches a tentacle, tussling and tossing Swordfish in the d... read more

I Am Jellyfish
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Available Stock: 10

Category:

 NZ Picture Books

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

The Turner family has just got a monster, and the whole neighbourhood is in awe of his superhero stature, daredevil skill and all-round usefulness. Everyone wants their own monster. But sometimes the monster you order isn't necessarily the monster you get ...... read more

What kind of monster would you want as a pet? Would he be furry and green, and larger than a lion to scare all your enemies away? Would he be the school bus for the whole class, powered by popping candy? Or would he be able to time travel so you didn't have t... read more

That's Not the Monster We Ordered
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Available Stock: 7

Category:

 NZ Picture Books

Awards:Finalist in the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards for the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction and the Russell Clark Award for Illustration

The little plane has been flying across the sea for eight hours. Huge black clouds surround it. Rain pours in. Wind slams. The aircraft is tossed around like a leaf. The pilot stares into the darkness. How much fuel is left? Is she flying... read more

In 1934 Jean Batten set a world record for the fastest flight from England to Australia. Two years later, this brave, trail-blazing and glamorous aviator, known as the “Greta Garbo of the skies”, made the first solo flight from England to... read more

Sky High: Jean Batten's Incredible Flying Adventures
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Available Stock: 9

Category:

 Te Reo Maori Language

Series:Reo Pepi

Using high frequency kupu Karaehe introduces us to the all-important pepi vocab of everyday animals! Animal noises are optional.

Kararehe: Animals (Reo Pepi)
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Available Stock: 11

Category:

 NZ Non Fiction

Awards:Finalist in the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards for the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction

Great white sharks are one of the world's most impressive and familiar predators - but until recently we knew surprisingly little about them. This book changes all that, opening a window into the amazing world of New Zealan... read more

Sharks. You think you know them, but not like this. Great Whites have always been a mystery: where do they breed? How many are there? How far do they travel? Scientific groups such as The Great White Shark Project Team have... read more

New Zealand's Great White Sharks: How Science is Revealing Their Secrets
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Available Stock: 7