• Annual 2
    Annual 2
    Annual 2 contains all-new material for 9- to- 13-year-olds. The result is a highly original, contemporary take on the much-loved annuals of the past – all in one beautiful package.


    Alongside familiar names publishing for children – Gavin Mouldey, Sarah Johnson, Ben Galbraith, Barry Faville, Giselle Clarkson, and Gregory O’Brien – you’ll find the unexpected, including a new song by Bic Runga, a small-town mystery by Paul Thomas, and a classic New Zealand comic illustrated by new talent Henry Christian Slane.


    The editors wanted to throw a completely different kind of publication into the mix, to create something that was both familiar and unexpected.


    “We channelled our younger selves: curious, discerning, up for anything. We tried to make a book we wish we’d be given. All the content is commissioned. This meant we were able to achieve a good balance of gender, ethnicity, and rural/urban experiences. We wanted to reach as many kinds of readers as possible.”


    Annual is playful and smart and packed with content – a book for the whole family. Readers can also visit the website – www.annualannual.com – to download additional material and read more about the contributors.

    ISBN: 9780473395230
    Publication date: 01/09/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: de Goldi, Kate; Paris, Susan
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Aotearoa
    Aotearoa
    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 our history, captured by celebrated children's book creator Gavin Bishop, from the Big Bang right through to what might happen tomorrow. Discover Maori legends, layers of meaning and lesser-known facts. A truly special book, Aotearoa- The New Zealand Story deserves a space on every bookshelf, to be taken off and pored over, thumbed and treasured, time and again.

    ISBN: 9780143770350
    Publication date: 02/10/2017
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Bishop, Gavin
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $34.99
  • Bad Dad
    Bad Dad
    ISBN: 9780008254339
    Publication date: 01/11/2017
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Walliams, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Barry Crump Collected Stories
    Barry Crump Collected Stories
    Barry Crump was one of New Zealand's most popular authors ever, selling over 1 million copies of his 24 books between the publishing of A Good Keen Man in 1960 through to his death in 1996. Though the reputation he gained in the wake of his turbulent personal life sometimes overshadows his literary career, he remains a superb storyteller, who perfectly captured the lifestyle and laconic humour of the rugged Kiwi outdoors man. His ability to craft a tale that is both moving and funny is superbly illustrated by the huge international success of the movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which is based on his book Wild Pork and Watercress. Almost all of Barry Crump's books are now out of print. This new volume of Collected Stories remedies that, by presenting five of his great classics in a handsome, hardback edition. The stories are: A Good Keen Man | Bullock Creek | Gold and Greenstone | Wild Pork and Watercress | Puha Road Barry Crump: Collected Stories belongs on the bookshelf of every New Zealand home, an important, highly enjoyable and often hilarious part of our literary heritage.

    ISBN: 9780947503659
    Publication date: 18/09/2017
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Crump, Barry
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Basics to Brilliance Kids
    Basics to Brilliance Kids
    Australia's Number 1 Bestselling cookbook author returns with a major TV-tie in cookbook for the modern family who love to eat, cook, celebrate and have fun together. Basics to Brilliance Kids is the latest gorgeous new book from Australia's bestselling cookbook author, Donna Hay, to accompany her new TV series of the same name which will show on Foxtel in October 2017. As a mum, Donna knows that there is nothing more enjoyable than introducing your children to the wonders of taste, food and flavours. Her new book highlights the importance of mastering the basics, celebrates fresh, healthy food, and the joy of cooking, eating and sharing delicious food with the people we love. Featuring over 120 fantastic, fun-filled, simple, family-friendly recipes, Basics to Brilliance Kids gives you and your kids endless ideas for birthday parties, picnics, school fairs and bake sales, family and celebration dinners, brilliant breakfasts, beach days, backyard movie nights and sleepovers.

    ISBN: 9781460754726
    Publication date: 01/10/2017
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Hay, Donna
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Bird Words New Zealand Writers on Birds
    Bird Words New Zealand Writers on Birds
    A lively anthology of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, celebrating the birds of Aotearoa.On the skylinea hawklanguidly typinga hunting poemwith its wings.- Hone TuwhareNew Zealand birds have inspired mythology, song, whimsical stories, detailed observation, humour and poetry. There are tales of shooting and taxidermy as well as of admiration and love. From the kakapo, kokako and kaka to the sparrow, starling and seagull, both native and imported birds have been immortalised in print. This is a varied and stimulating selection from the flocks of New Zealand writers who have given our birds a voice. They have brought extinct birds back to life and even enabled the kiwi to take flight on the page.

    ISBN: 9780143770312
    Publication date: 02/10/2017
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Easther, Elisabeth
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $35.00
  • Charles Darwin Victorian Mythmaker
    Charles Darwin Victorian Mythmaker
    Charles Darwin: the man who discovered evolution? The man who killed off God? Or a flawed man of his age, part genius, part ruthless careerist who would not acknowledge his debts to other thinkers?In this bold new life - the first single volume biography in twenty-five years - A. N. Wilson, the acclaimed author of The Victorians and God's Funeral, goes in search of the celebrated but contradictory figure Charles Darwin.Darwin was described by his friend and champion, Thomas Huxley, as a 'symbol'. But what did he symbolize? In Wilson's portrait, both sympathetic and critical, Darwin was two men. On the one hand, he was a naturalist of genius, a patient and precise collector and curator who greatly expanded the possibilities of taxonomy and geology. On the other hand, Darwin, a seemingly diffident man who appeared gentle and even lazy, hid a burning ambition to be a universal genius. He longed to have a theory which explained everything.But was Darwin's 1859 master work, On the Origin of Species, really what it seemed, a work about natural history? Or was it in fact a consolation myth for the Victorian middle classes, reassuring them that the selfishness and indifference to the poor were part of Nature's grand plan? Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker is a radical reappraisal of one of the great Victorians, a book which isn't afraid to challenge the Darwinian orthodoxy while bringing us closer to the man, his revolutionary idea and the wider Victorian age.

    ISBN: 9781473620971
    Publication date: 07/09/2017
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Wilson, A. N.
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Christmas Looky Book
    Christmas Looky Book
    If you loved Donovan Bixley's bestselling LOOKY BOOK, you will adore THE CHRISTMAS LOOKY BOOK - a hilarious 24-page festive puzzle book with hours of quality fun for readers aged five and up.

    Spot the difference: Santa has been and changed around the Christmas decorations; match the New Zealanders to their presents; how many reindeer can you find in the Christmas lights?
    THE CHRISTMAS LOOKY BOOK is a gorgeous and enthralling book for children, featuring 11 huge puzzles all with colourful New Zealand landscapes, birds and animals - and a Christmas theme! From bestselling NZ children's illustrator Donovan Bixley.

    ISBN: 9781869713454
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Bixley, Donovan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Christmas Tree Tangle
    Christmas Tree Tangle
    Goodness gracious, what do I see?The kitten has climbed the Christmas tree!Climbed so high and climbed so farTo cling with her claws to the Christmas star.Help! A cute little kitten has managed to scale to the very top of the town's Christmas tree. The cat climbs up to rescue her, followed by the dog, the goat and the pigs. Amid squealing, bleating, barking and mewing, the clever little kitten climbs her way back down the tree, leaving all of her rescuers stuck!Margaret Mahy is internationally recognised as one of the all-time best writers for young readers, and this exuberant Christmas tale is a festive treasure for every bookshelf. Full of humour, it is sure to delight readers young and old for many years to come.

    ISBN: 9780143770800
    Publication date: 30/10/2017
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Mahy, Margaret
    Format: Picture Flat
    Price: $19.99
  • Column of Fire
    Column of Fire
    The saga that has enthralled the millions of readers of The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End now continues with Ken Follett's magnificent, gripping A Column of Fire.

    Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed.

    The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald.

    Then Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen and all of Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch immediately sets up the country's first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions and invasion plans.

    Elizabeth knows that alluring, headstrong Mary Queen of Scots lies in wait in Paris. Part of a brutally ambitious French family, Mary has been proclaimed the rightful ruler of England, with her own supporters scheming to get rid of the new queen.

    Over a turbulent half-century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed, as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. With Elizabeth clinging precariously to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents, it becomes clear that the real enemies - then as now - are not the rival religions.

    The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else - no matter the cost.

    ISBN: 9781447278733
    Publication date: 21/09/2017
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Follett, Ken
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $44.99
  • Crayon Box
    Crayon Box
    Internationally bestselling books The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home brought together in an exquisite slipcase! What's better than receiving a copy of The Day the Crayons Quit or The Day the Crayons Came Home? Receiving them both! A must-have gift for fans who've already fallen in love with these funny books, and for new readers, alike. In 2013, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers' picture book, The Day the Crayons Quit, became an international bestseller. It featured a boy named Duncan and his funny, disgruntled cast of crayons who decided enough was enough - it was time to leave. Luckily, Duncan managed to convince them to come back to work and a second book was born, The Day the Crayons Came Home, in which a new cast of crayons found themselves displaced - and not all in one piece - in need of finding a way home. Now these two books are brought together for the first time in this beautiful slipcased edition.

    ISBN: 9780008214982
    Publication date: 03/11/2016
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Daywalt, Drew
    Format: Slipcase
    Price: $25.00
  • Drawn out A Seriously Funny Memoir
    Drawn out A Seriously Funny Memoir
    Drawn Out is a hilarious, heartbreaking, heart-warming account of Tom Scott's tragicomic childhood, his manic student-newspaper days, his turbulent years stumbling through the corridors of power, his falling out with prime ministers, his collaborations with comic legends John Clarke, A.K. Grant and Murray Ball, his travels to the ends of the earth with his close friend Ed Hillary and more...

    ISBN: 9781877505911
    Publication date: 25/10/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Scott, Tom
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
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