• Adventures of Tupaia
    Adventures of Tupaia
    Follow Tupaia as he grows up in Ra'iatea, becoming a high-ranking 'arioi and master navigator. Join him as he meets up with Cook in Tahiti and sails as part of the crew on the Endeavour across the Pacific to Aotearoa. Witness the encounters between tangata whenua and the crew as the ship sails around the coast, and discover the important role Tupaia plays as translator and cultural interpreter.

    Written in dramatic prose and verse by Courtney Sina Meredith and stunningly illustrated in graphic style by Mat Tait, this is an essential book for all New Zealanders.

    ISBN: 9781988547145
    Publication date: 17/09/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Meredith, Courtney Sina
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • Amazing Structures of the World
    Amazing Structures of the World
    Record-breaking, beautiful, unique or simply amazing - these are the worlds' most famous structures and the story behind their design and construction .
    Cool, quirky, fun or astounding facts about these fabulous buildings and the Wonders of the World and the architecture and engineering behind them.
    Perfect for home schooling and projects, this beautifully illustrated and informative book, displays the best in architecture and engineering.

    ISBN: 9781921580499
    Publication date: 06/06/2018
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Williams, Glen
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $22.99
  • Anzac Animals: 20 Animal Friends from WWI and WWII
    Anzac Animals: 20 Animal Friends from WWI and WWII
    Who knew our soldiers had such a variety of animal companions in the two world wars? Apart from the beasts of burden that one might expect, such as horses, mules, donkeys and camels, many battalions had mascots as well: kangaroos, monkeys, dogs, chickens, tortoises, cats... all of whom provided comfort, companionship and a welcome distraction from the war.

    ISBN: 9781775434740
    Publication date: 01/03/2018
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Gill, Maria
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • ANZAC Girl
    ANZAC Girl
    It was 1914 when Sister Alice Ross-King left Australia for the war. Nursing was her passion - all she had ever wanted to do. But Alice couldn't have imagined what she would see. She served four long years and was brave, humble and endlessly compassionate.

    Using extracts from Alice's actual diaries kept in the Australian War Memorial, this story captures the danger, the heartache and the history of the young nurse who would one day become the most decorated woman in Australia.

    ISBN: 9781760637019
    Publication date: 03/03/2020
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Simpson, Kate
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $27.99
  • Anzac Heroes
    Anzac Heroes
    Discover the triumphs and tragedies of 24 heroic Australasians during World War One and Two. Read the biographies of ANZAC soldiers, as well as Air Force and Navy soldiers, medics, a spy, an ambulance driver and a humanitarian, surviving in battles in England, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. ANZAC Heroes includes famous soldiers such as New Zealand's double Victoria Cross recipient Charles Upham, and much-honoured Australian Hughie Edwards. You will also find not-so-well known indigenous soldiers, Albert Knight from Australia and Peter Buck from New Zealand, and brave females Olive King, Joice Loch, and New Zealander, Dr Jessie Scott.

    ISBN: 9781775433637
    Publication date: 01/03/2016
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Gill, Maria
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • Brief History of Life on Earth
    Brief History of Life on Earth
    It's difficult to grasp the enormous changes life on Earth has undergone since it first came into existence, but this marvelously illustrated book makes learning about our planet's fascinating history easy and entertaining. In an accordion style, the series of pages take readers through every major geological period, with bright artwork and detailed drawings. Opening on lava-filled oceans and smoking volcanoes, the book unfolds, era by era, to show how life evolved from tiny protozoa and crustaceans to dinosaurs and mammals. Fully expanded to 8 meters (26 feet), this spectacular visual timeline is a very impressive panorama that reveals evolution in all its glory. Each page is brimming with illustrations that readers will turn to again and again. A celebration of life, this extraordinary and beautiful book illuminates the history of Earth for young readers in an unforgettable and delightful way.

    ISBN: 9783791373737
    Publication date: 01/11/2018
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Dupont, Clemence
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Castles
    Castles
    This children's history book has everything you need to know about medieval castles, including knights, jousting, sieges, drawbridges, and forts.

    Learn about castle design, from the earliest motte and bailey styles to stone fortresses and beautiful castles in Japan and India. See some of the most impressive castles in the world, and stock up on amazing facts. Packed with information, artefacts, and colourful pages, DKfindout! Castles brings the medieval world to life.

    The DKfindout! series introduces children to a range of exciting topics in a fun, engaging way. Checked by specialist consultants and an educational expert this is not only a source of information you can trust, but one that is age-appropriate and supportive of schoolwork. Ranging from core topics, to more specialized subjects, the DKfindout! series will inspire and delight kids.

    ISBN: 9780241358436
    Publication date: 06/06/2019
    Price: $17.99
    Author: DK Findout!
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
  • Castles
    Castles
    This children's history book has everything you need to know about medieval castles, including knights, jousting, sieges, drawbridges, and forts. Learn about castle design, from the earliest motte and bailey styles to stone fortresses and beautiful castles in Japan and India. See some of the most impressive castles in the world, and stock up on amazing facts. Packed with information, artifacts, and colorful pages, DK findout! Castles brings the medieval world to life.

    The DK findout! series introduces children to a range of exciting topics in a fun, engaging way. Checked by specialist consultants and an educational expert this is not only a source of information you can trust, but one that is age-appropriate and supportive of schoolwork. Ranging from core topics, to more specialized subjects, the DK findout! series will inspire and delight kids.

    ISBN: 9781465481535
    Publication date: 25/06/2019
    Price: $17.99
    Author: DK Findout
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
  • Gold Rush
    Gold Rush
    Telling BITS of history as they really were! Gold fever hit Australia in the 1850s and it was the start of a wild, crazy hunt that saw people from all over the world come to try their luck. A few people might have dug up a fortune, but what most diggers dug was latrines. It turns out that the Gold Rush was mostly smelly, dirty, filthy and just yuck. Welcome to the most STINKY look at Australia yet!

    ISBN: 9781760667634
    Price: $16.99
    Author: Fair Dinkum Histories
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.99
  • Heroes Incredible True Stories of Courageous Animals
    Heroes Incredible True Stories of Courageous Animals
    For as long as there have been wars, animals have been out there saving lives. Courageous dogs, cats, birds, horses, and even a bear have shown courage and devotion, and this book tells you their extraordinary stories.

    Includes the story of Jet the Alsatian who became a hero of the Blitz, pulling survivors from burning rubble, night after night. Gallipoli Murphy, the donkey who served as an ambulance. Simon, the cat who saved his crew. And many, many more.

    These animals help us to remember that not all heroes are human.

    Glorious full-colour double-page illustrations throughout.

    ISBN: 9780571346295
    Publication date: 04/07/2019
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Long, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • History's Mysteries: Freaky Phenomena
    History's Mysteries: Freaky Phenomena
    From whole civilizations that have vanished to mystifying monuments to urban legends, curious kids itching for real-life Indiana Jones-like intrigue will get swept away with the next book in this spine-tingling series about solving puzzles of the past.

    Fans of Night at the Museum and the Indiana Jones saga will be fascinated by these real-life mysteries: Is there any truth to the legend of Bigfoot? Why have planes and ships suddenly disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle? Is there really a lost city of gold in the jungles of central America? The next book in this exciting new series will cover even more of history's most fascinating head-scratching conondrums, including the curse of the Hope Diamond, King Tut's tomb, black holes, the puzzling disappearance of ancient civilizations, cryptic creatures of myth and legend, long-lost treasure, and so much more. Kids can dig into these mysteries, uncover clues, and ponder leading scientific theories to help decipher what really happened. Chock-full of cool photos, fun facts, and spine-tingling fun, this book is sure to keep curious kids engaged as they try to piece together these puzzles of the past!

    ISBN: 9781426331640
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Jazynka, Kitson
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Incredible Cross Sections
    Incredible Cross Sections
    This children's book explores the innermost workings of some extraordinary buildings and machines. From helicopters to submarines, skyscrapers to coal mines, open up a fascinating world packed with unique and detailed cutaway drawings.

    Whether it's a Spanish galleon or a medieval castle, each cross-section slice or exploded view reveals what's going on inside. See the people swarming inside the Empire State Building, the workers busy backstage at the opera house, and where the crew sleep on a jumbo jet. Included also are two impressive fold-outs showing an ocean liner and a steam train.

    There are lots of fun facts to be discovered, and curious details are highlighted and explained. Did you know one of the funnels of the Queen Mary liner was fake, and used for storing deckchairs? And in almost every scene there's the challenge to find a man on the toilet!

    With more than a million copies sold, Stephen Biesty's award-winning illustrated books are as fascinating today as they were when first published, in 1992. Incredible Cross Sections is the ultimate way to see how things work.

    ISBN: 9780241379783
    Publication date: 02/05/2019
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Platt, Richard
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $37.00
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