• I, Cosmo
    I, Cosmo
    Cosmo's family is falling apart.
    And it's up to Cosmo to keep them together.
    He knows exactly what to do.
    There's only one problem.

    Cosmo is a Golden Retriever.

    Incredibly funny, and filled with warmth and heart, this is Charlotte's Web meets Little Miss Sunshine - the story of one dog's attempt to save his family, become a star, and eat a lot of bacon.

    ISBN: 9781788003872
    Publication date: 01/08/2019
    Price: $16.99
    Author: Sorosiak, Carlie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.99
  • Iron Man
    Iron Man
    The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff.
    Where had he come from? Nobody knows.
    How was he made? Nobody knows.

    Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world.

    ISBN: 9780571348862
    Publication date: 01/08/2019
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Hughes, Ted
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $36.99
  • Lizard's Tale
    Lizard's Tale
    It's Singapore in 1940, war is just around the corner-but twelve-year-old Lizard doesn't know that. He lives in Chinatown above a tailor's shop, surviving on his wits and hustling for odd jobs. When he steals a small teak box containing a Japanese code book from a Raffles Hotel suite, he finds himself in a dangerous world of wartime espionage. Lizard doesn't know who to trust. How is the mysterious book inside the box connected to his friend Lili, a girl full of secrets and fighting skills? Can he trust her, or will she betray him in the end? Lizard's Tale is an action-packed adventure for middle-grade readers, set in a British colony in Asia as the Japanese invasion of Singapore looms.

    ISBN: 9781925603910
    Publication date: 02/07/2019
    Price: $21.00
    Author: Chan, Weng Wai
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
  • Monkey on the Run
    Monkey on the Run
    A traffic jam becomes the ultimate playground for Monkey as he leaps from one vehicle to another, finding stories within stories

    Papa Monkey and Little Monkey are on their way home. But the street is very busy and they are going so slowly! Monkey loses patience and jumps onto the fire engine. Up the ladder from there and he joins a TV crew! Then the rubbish truck, a rabbit takeaway stall packed with carroty treats, Arctic animals travelling by snow globe, a jewel thief's getaway car...

    ISBN: 9781776572519
    Publication date: 01/07/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Timmers, Leo
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Mophead
    Mophead
    An inspirational graphic memoir of growing up Pasifika in New Zealand, written and illustrated by our fast-talking PI Poet Laureate, Selina Tusitala Marsh. At school, Selina is teased for her big, frizzy hair. Kids call her 'mophead'. She ties her hair up this way and that way and tries to fit in. Until one day Sam Hunt plays a role Selina gives up the game. She decides to let her hair out, to embrace her difference, to be WILD! Selina takes us through special moments in her extraordinary life. She becomes one of the first Pasifika women to hold a PhD. She reads for the Queen of England and Samoan royalty. She meets Barack Obama. And then she is named the New Zealand Poet Laureate. She picks up her special tokotoko, and notices something. It has wild hair coming out the end. It looks like a mop. A kid on the Waiheke ferry teases her about it. So she tells him a story . . . This is an inspirational graphic memoir, full of wry humour, that will appeal to young readers and adults alike. Illustrated with wit and verve by the author NZ's bestselling Poet Laureate Mophead tells the true story of a New Zealand woman realising how her difference can make a difference.

    ISBN: 9781869408985
    Publication date: 10/10/2019
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Marsh, Selina Tusitala
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $24.99
  • My First Words in Maori
    My First Words in Maori
    Help your tamariki to korero Maori with this brilliant first words book by Stacey Morrison, gorgeously illustrated by Ali Teo and John O'Reilly.

    My First Words in Maori equips your whanau with the first words you need to speak te reo at home together.

    With lively pictures labelled in Maori and English, each page introduces the concepts and words children use as they first begin to talk, get to know people and explore the world around them.

    Designed by Maori language champion and broadcaster Stacey Morrison for parents and tamariki to read together, with plenty of details in the illustrations to point out and name, scenes include- Taku Tinana/My Body, Taku Whanau/My Family, Taku Whare/My House, Wahi Takaro/At the Park, Tatahi/At the Beach, Te Marae / The Marae - and much more!

    This is the perfect book to bring the Maori language into your home and have fun with the kids on their language journey.

    ISBN: 9780143773337
    Publication date: 03/09/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Morrison, Stacey
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Sarah's Two Nativities
    Sarah's Two Nativities
    A heartwarming celebration of Christmas, family and faith by two of Australia's finest picture book creators.

    Sarah loves her two grandmas - Grandmother Azar and Grandmother Maria. Grandmother Azar tells Sarah stories from the Holy Koran, while Grandmother Maria tells her stories from the Bible. At Christmas time, Sarah snuggles in each of her grandmothers' laps and listens to two nativities stories about the birth of baby Jesus. They are the same in some ways, and different in others ... but both can be Sarah's favourite.

    ISBN: 9781925381795
    Publication date: 01/09/2019
    Price: $28.99
    Author: Fraser, Janine M
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $28.99
  • Sleuth and Solve
    Sleuth and Solve
    Ready, set, investigate! Welcome to the world of Sleuth & Solve, where clues are in the details and crafty twists put readers' wits to the test. This first book in a new series of mind-bending mini-mysteries encourages readers of all ages to practice deductive reasoning, consider the most subtle details, and always think outside the box. Readers may play alone or with friends, collecting points for cracking each case and determining whose sleuthing skills reign supreme. Read the clues, then lift the flap to reveal the answer to each mystery! This compelling collection of clever, inference-based mysteries makes the perfect gift for puzzle lovers and super-sleuths of every age.

    ISBN: 9781452177137
    Publication date: 01/08/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Escandell, Victor
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $34.99
  • Songbird
    Songbird
    Jamila has left her friends, her school and her home in Iraq, and now she has a new home. It's safe in Australia, but Jamila is finding it hard to settle in. She misses her best friend and worries for her dad's safety back in Iraq. It's hard to speak and write in English all day. And Jamila has a secret she wants to keep hidden.

    When she joins the choir, Jamila begins to feel happy. Singing helps take her worries away. And singing will help her find her place in her new life, a place where she can shine.

    Songbird is a tender story about belonging, about the importance of friendship and asking for help, and about the parts of our lives we keep concealed.

    ISBN: 9781925773538
    Publication date: 07/05/2019
    Price: $17.99
    Author: Laguna, Ingrid
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
  • Space on Earth
    Space on Earth
    "Have you ever looked up into the sky and wondered about space, astronomy and the universe? Perhaps you have. But you've probably never looked around you - at the water you drink, the sunglasses you wear or the selfies people take - and thought about space. The truth is, there is more of space on earth than you realize...

    Full of amazing facts about everyday innovations inspired by space travel and sections on the people who brought them to us, Space on Earth is an entertaining and fascinating look at space and the untold relationship with the planet we live on, helping children not only to feel the awe and wonder of the universe, but also to understand the reasons why space is relevant to us here on Earth."

    ISBN: 9781846884559
    Publication date: 21/03/2019
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Kanani, Sheila
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling
    Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling
    Anna Chiu has her hands pretty full looking after her brother and sister and helping out at her dad's restaurant, all while her mum stays in bed. Dad's new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though she knows that things aren't right at home, she's starting to feel like she could just be a normal teen.

    But when Mum finally gets out of bed, things go from bad to worse. And as Mum's condition worsens, Anna and her family question everything they understand about themselves and each other.

    A nourishing tale about the crevices of culture, mental wellness and family, and the surprising power of a good dumpling.

    ISBN: 9781760631581
    Publication date: 05/08/2019
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Chim, Wai
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Swimming Against the Storm
    Swimming Against the Storm
    Heartland middle-grade adventure set in the swamps of Louisiana, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell and Lauren St John.

    Our land is sinking. It's disappearing into the water. And no one knows how to save it.

    Twelve-year-old Eliza and her sister Avery have lived their entire lives in a small fishing village on the coast of Louisiana, growing up alongside turtles, pelicans and porpoises. But now, with sea levels rising, their home is at risk of being swept away.

    Determined to save the land, Eliza and her younger sister Avery secretly go searching in the swamp for the dangerous, wolf-like loup-garou. If they can prove this legendary creature exists, they're sure that the government will have to protect its habitat - and their community.

    But there's one problem: the loup-garou has never been seen before. And with a tropical storm approaching and the sisters deep, deep in the swampland, soon it's not just their home at risk, but their lives as well...

    ISBN: 9781510105485
    Publication date: 04/04/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Butterworth, Jess
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
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