• 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
  • Anna at War
    Anna at War
    As life for German Jews becomes increasingly perilous, Anna's parents put her on one of the last trains leaving for England. But the war follows her to Kent, and soon Anna finds herself caught up in web of betrayal and secrecy. How can she prove whose side she's on when she can't tell anyone the truth? But actions speak louder than words, and Anna has a dangerous plan...

    A brilliant and moving wartime adventure from the author of Evie's Ghost.

    ISBN: 9781788004718
    Publication date: 04/07/2019
    Price: $16.99
    Author: Peters, Helen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.99
  • Another
    Another
    A 2019 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book!
    A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019!
    A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2019!

    In his eagerly anticipated debut as author-illustrator, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honoree Christian Robinson brings young readers on a playful, imaginative journey into another world.

    What if you...
    encountered another perspective?
    Discovered another world?
    Met another you?

    What might you do?

    ISBN: 9781534421677
    Publication date: 21/03/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Robinson, Christian
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • Boss the Bestseller List Like J. K. Rowling
    Boss the Bestseller List Like J. K. Rowling
    A new series of empowering biographies featuring modern women. When Joanne Rowling was a young woman, she found herself as 'poor as it was possible to be in modern Britain without being homeless'. But, she had a best-selling idea and a tenacious spirit. If only she could find someone who wanted to publish it...
    Discover how J.K. Rowling became a best-selling author and publishing sensation in this true story of her life. Then, learn 10 key lessons from her work you can apply to your own life. Featuring inspiring quotes and mantras, this is a book for all kids wanting to forge their own career path.

    ISBN: 9781786037381
    Publication date: 04/03/2019
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Work It, Girl
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $22.99
  • Cat from Muzzle
    Cat from Muzzle
    Dwayne is a rumble-tumble tabby cat who knows where he belongs - up on the farm at Muzzle Station.

    So, when he's taken to live far away in the town of Kaikoura, what's a cat to do? Shake the dust off his paws and start walking, of course!

    The trouble is, home is a very long way away . . .

    With a bouncy readaloud story by Sally Sutton and witty illustrations by Scott Tulloch, The Cat From Muzzle is a true tale of feline audacity that will delight readers the world over.

    ISBN: 9780143773085
    Publication date: 07/05/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Sutton, Sally
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Caterpillar Summer
    Caterpillar Summer
    Cat is the glue holding her family together. When her little brother Chicken has a meltdown, she knows just how to calm him, whether it's scratching his back or reading his favourite book. They've always had a special bond. But with their mum working extra hard after their dad's death, Cat is struggling to keep everything afloat.

    When Cat and Chicken unexpectedly end up spending the summer with the grandparents they've never met, Cat suddenly has the space to be a kid again. Gradually, she discovers that days on Gingerbread Island are full of fishing, fireflies and new friendships - as well as a lifetime of family secrets. Could this summer be Cat's chance to bring her fractured family together again?

    ISBN: 9781526606266
    Publication date: 11/07/2019
    Price: $16.99
    Author: McDunn, Gillian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.99
  • Cornelia and the Jungle Machine
    Cornelia and the Jungle Machine
    A picture book that takes the young reader into the jungle and immerses them in a filmic universe of mechanical wonders

    Cornelia and her parents move in to a new house. Bored, she is sent to play "outside." She discovers a hidden tree house and a boy her own age...

    "Do you really live here all alone?" she asks.
    "No I live here with my inventions. Come and take a look inside."

    Inside Cornelia is introduced to a magical machine. A jungle machine!

    Nora Brech's gothic illustrations are packed with imaginative details and perspectives. Her pictures play with references to classical children's literature, and the book's large format is fully utilized when Cornelia climbs up the tall trees; the drawings quite simply give the reader butterflies.

    Through an extreme wide-angle lens, the reader is sucked in to a powerfully detailed world.

    Teacher's notes available.

    ISBN: 9781776572595
    Publication date: 01/09/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Brech, Nora
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Different Land
    Different Land
    A tiny pub with a dirt floor and corrugated iron walls. A caravan containing the remnants of a dead pig. Snakes, bugs and torrential rain. Not what Christopher's family expected when they crossed the sea to find a new life.

    Add a landlord who's not what he seems, and Christopher finds himself facing challenges he could never have imagined. Will he ever be able to make a home for himself in this strange and different land?

    From the author of A Different Boy and A Different Dog, long-listed for the prestigious UK Carnegie Medal.

    ISBN: 9781760528720
    Publication date: 03/09/2019
    Price: $16.99
    Author: Jennings, Paul
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.99
  • Dig
    Dig
    Only a generation removed from being Pennsylvania potato farmers, property developers Gottfried and Marla Hemmings now sit atop a seven-figure bank account-wealth they?ve declined to pass on to their adult children or teenage grandchildren. 'Because we want them to thrive,? Marla always says. What does thriving look like? Like carrying a snow shovel everywhere. Like selling pot from a fast-food drive-thru window. Like a first-class ticket to Jamaica between cancer treatments. Like a flea circus in a trailer. Like the GPS coordinates to a mound of dirt in a New Jersey forest.As the rot beneath the surface of the Hemmings? suburban respectability begins to spread, the far-flung grandchildren gradually find their ways back to one another, just in time to uncover the terrible cost of maintaining the family name. With her inimitable surrealism and insight into the teenage experience, YA master A. S. King explores how a corrosive culture of polite, affluent white supremacy tears a family apart and how one determined generation can save themselves.

    ISBN: 9781925773521
    Publication date: 02/04/2019
    Price: $24.00
    Author: King, A. S.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Dinosaur Hunter: Joan Wiffen's Awesome Fossil Discoveries
    Dinosaur Hunter: Joan Wiffen's Awesome Fossil Discoveries
    The remarkable true story of science superstar Joan Wiffen, whose fossil discoveries proved that dinosaurs lived in ancient New Zealand.

    Once there was a clever girl who liked searching for interesting things on the ground. She wanted to know why shells could be found in rocks so far away from the sea. But her father thought education was no use to a girl, so Joan had to leave school.

    Many years later, she bought an old map. To her amazement, she saw that it marked a treasure hoard. Not of gold and jewels, but of dinosaur bones.

    Nobody had ever found dinosaur fossils in New Zealand before - in fact, top scientists had said it was impossible. But Joan was intrigued. She decided to learn everything she could about palaeontology and hunt for these dinosaur fossils.


    This is the fifth picture book in an acclaimed series of true stories about the lives of famous Kiwis written by David Hill and magnificently illustrated by Phoebe Morris.

    ISBN: 9780143773221
    Publication date: 06/08/2019
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Hill, David
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $25.00
  • Dog Runner
    Dog Runner
    'We're gonna starve if we stay here,' Emery said. 'If we're gonna go, best go now.'
    And he said it like going was something easy. Like all we have to do is walk away.

    Ella and her brother Emery are alone in a city that's starving to death. If they are going to survive, they must get away, upcountry, to find Emery's mum. But how can two kids travel such big distances across a dry, barren, and dangerous landscape? Well, when you've got five big doggos and a dry-land dogsled, the answer is you go mushing. But when Emery is injured, Ella must find a way to navigate them through rough terrain, and even rougher encounters with desperate people...

    ISBN: 9781760523572
    Publication date: 04/02/2019
    Price: $18.99
    Author: MacDibble, Bren
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.99
  • Double Dangerous Book for Boys
    Double Dangerous Book for Boys
    Spark your imagination, forge your own adventures and unearth long-lost skills.

    In this long-awaited follow-up to his much-loved bestseller, written with his sons Cameron and Arthur, Conn Iggulden presents a brand-new compendium of cunning schemes, projects, tricks, games and tales of extraordinary courage.

    Whether it's building a flying machine (keep your temper with this one) or learning how to pick a padlock (or your own front door, but not someone else's), discovering our forgotten explorers and the world's greatest speeches, or mastering the lauded task of solving a Rubik's cube, The Double Dangerous Book for Boys is the ultimate companion to be cherished by readers and doers of all ages.

    ISBN: 9780008332983
    Publication date: 17/10/2019
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Iggulden, Conn
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
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