• 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: $35.00
    Author: Meredith, Courtney Sina
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $35.00
  • Ancient Rome
    Ancient Rome
    DKfindout! Ancient Rome takes kids back in time to discover what life was like in Ancient Rome. With beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information, the DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more!
    For any kid that can't get enough Roman facts, DKfindout! Ancient Rome is packed with information, quizzes, fun facts and incredible images of every aspect of Roman life. Discover what Romans would have put in their shopping baskets, how to decode Roman numerals, and go into battle with the gladiators.
    Immerse yourself in Ancient Rome with DKfindout!

    ISBN: 9780241250235
    Publication date: 01/07/2016
    Price: $17.99
    Author: Chrisp, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
  • 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: Steele, Philip
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
  • Good Son
    Good Son
    A young WWI soldier's unauthorized visit home has dire consequences in a haunting story reimagined in miniature tableaux. About one hundred years ago, the whole world went to war.
    The war was supposed to last months. It lasted years.

    It is Christmastime, 1914, and World War I rages. A young French soldier named Pierre had quietly left his regiment to visit his family for two days, and when he returned, he was imprisoned. Now he faces execution for desertion, and as he waits in isolation, he meditates on big questions: the nature of patriotism, the horrors of war, the joys of friendship, the love of family, and how even in times of danger, there is a whole world inside every one of us. And how sometimes that world is the only refuge. Its publication coinciding with the centennial of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, this moving and sparely narrated story, based on true events, is reenacted in fascinating miniature scenes that convey the emotional complexity of the tale. Notes from the creators explore the innovative process and their personal connection to the story.

    ISBN: 9781536204827
    Publication date: 01/06/2019
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Ober, Pierre-Jacques
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $37.99
  • 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
  • Knights and Castles: Explore Amazing Castles!
    Knights and Castles: Explore Amazing Castles!
    Read about impressive castles and famous medieval knights! Investigate the defences and life in the greatest medieval castles and the chivalrous and heroic actions of best-known knights.

    DK's innovative range of graded readers combines a highly visual approach with non-fiction narratives that children will want to read. DK Reader Knights and Castles is a level 3 reader, offering exciting and captivating narratives for children starting to read on their own. More text and more complex sentence structures are presented to help develop confidence in reading.

    There's a DK Reader for every child!

    ISBN: 9780241257623
    Publication date: 27/06/2016
    Price: $15.99
    Author: Matthews, Rupert
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $15.99
  • Little Hector and the Big Idea
    Little Hector and the Big Idea
    Little Hector schemes to stop his bay being spoiled with bottles, bags, and dangerous tangling nets in this sparkling sequel to Little Hector and the Big Blue Whale.

    Little Hector's games with his friends keep getting spoilt. When it's not by dangling, tangling fishing nets, it's by a mess of plastic trash. He wants to make the bay safe for all the marine creatures to play in again - but how will one little dolphin tackle such a BIG problem?

    Find out what we can all do to help keep our coastal waters beautiful and safe for Little Hector and his friends in this delightful sequel to Little Hector and the Big Blue Whale by Ruth Paul, the award-winning author of I am Jellyfish.

    ISBN: 9780143773955
    Publication date: 03/09/2019
    Price: $18.99
    Author: Paul, Ruth
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.99
  • Man of War
    Man of War
    Look inside an 18th-century warship as it sails into battle on the high seas. Packed with extraordinary illustrations, this history book for children covers everything from warship design to navigation.

    Biesty's incredible drawings slice through a man-of-war to explore every corner, from the crow's nest to the stinking hold. Packed with fascinating facts and gory details, the pages teem with sailors busy about their duties. Find out how gun crews fired a cannon, examine a surgeon's toolkit, and learn the best way to wriggle the maggots out of the ship's biscuits. Look out, too, for the stowaway on every page. He's the one with spiky hair and there's a reward for his capture!

    This absorbing book will have children - and adults - poring over every page. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War remains as entertaining as ever.

    ISBN: 9780241379776
    Publication date: 01/08/2019
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Platt, Richard
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $37.00
  • Maya, Incas, and Aztecs
    Maya, Incas, and Aztecs
    Find out about the incredible ancient civilizations of the Americas, right up until the Spanish conquest. Discover the monumental pyramids and mountain cities of the Maya, Inca, and Aztec people. Explore the sites of Chichen Itza, Machu Picchu, and Tenochtitlan, learn the pictures of the Mayan language, unearth the history of chocolate, and find out how naughty children were punished with chillis!

    Peer into the past with amazing illustrations, see some of the most impressive ancient structures in the world, and stock up on facts to amaze your friends with. Packed with information, artefacts, and colourful illustrations, DKfindout! Maya, Incas, and Aztecs brings their worlds 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 supports your child's schoolwork. Books you may also enjoy from the DKfindout! series include DKfindout! Ancient Egypt, DKfindout! Ancient Rome and DKfindout! Stone Age.

    ISBN: 9780241318683
    Publication date: 02/07/2018
    Price: $17.99
    Author: Williams, Brian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
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