• Acb With Honora Lee
    Acb With Honora Lee
    A moving, charming novel from much-loved, international-award-winning children's author Kate de Goldi, author of the 10pm question. Perry's mother and father are busy people a they're impatient, they're tired, they get cross easily. And they think that only children, like Perry, should be kept busy. On Saturday mornings Perry and her father visit her gran, Honora Lee, at her rest home, but Gran never remembers them. 'Who is that man?' Honora Lee asks when Perry's father leaves the room. Kate De Goldi's The ACB with Honora Lee unfolds with characteristic warmth, quirky, surprising humour and a rich cast of 'residents'. The story is a meditation on kindness and patience and acceptance; that of the very young and the very old. It's a story that will resonate with echoes of recollection for many - from Perry's endearing perspective on the adult world to the embracing kindness of those who care for the elderly. A many-layered and playful novel with a crossover audience, it will delight both the young and the not so young. Beautifully packaged and illustrated throughout with drawings by Greg O'Brien. Shortlisted for the NZ Post Children's Book Awards 2013 and the LIANZA Award 2013.

    ISBN: 9781869799915
    Publication date: 06/03/2015
    Price: $25.00
    Author: De Goldi, Kate
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • All Our Secrets
    All Our Secrets
    A girl called Gracie.
    A small town called Coongahoola, with the dark Bagooli River running through it.

    The Bleeders hundreds of Believers who move in and set up on the banks of the river. Who start buying up the town, and winning souls.

    The River Children born in the aftermath of the infamous River Picnic. They start to go missing, one after the other.

    Gracie Barrett, the naively savvy spokesperson for her chaotic family (promiscuous dad, angry mum, twins Lucky and Grub, Elijah the River Child and fervent, prayerful Grandma Bett), for the kids who are taken, for the lurking fear that locks down the town and puts everyone under suspicion.

    Gracie is funny and kind, bullied and anguished, and her life spirals out of control when she discovers she knows what no one else does: who is responsible.

    All Our Secrets is jaunty, quirky and heart-achingly real. Coongahoola is where hope and fear collide, where tender adolescence is confronted by death, where kindness is a glimmer of light in the dark.

    ISBN: 9780994132215
    Publication date: 19/10/2017
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Lane, Jennifer
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • And Hell Followed With Her
    And Hell Followed With Her
    It began with a frantic 911 call from a woman in a dusty Arizona border town. A gang claiming to be affiliated with the Border Patrol had shot her husband and daughter. It was initially assumed that the murders were products of border drug wars ravaging the Southwest until the leader of one of the more prominent offshoots of the Minutemen movement was arrested for plotting the home invasion as part of a scheme to finance a violent antigovernment border militia. And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing to the Dark Side of the American Border is award-winning journalist David Neiwert's riveting account of the life and death of America's Minutemen- and the terrifying story and psychology of movement leader Shawna Forde. A compulsive and brilliant portrait of cold-blooded killers and true believers, And Hell Followed With Her is at once a horrifying crime story and a frontline report on America's nativist foot soldiers.

    ISBN: 9781568587257
    Publication date: 26/03/2013
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Neiwert, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.99
  • Annual
    Annual
    Annual features a dictionary of crazy words that come in handy on car trips, a sophisticated "spot the similarity", a found poem from school newsletters, a maths-nerd's memoir full of tricky logic puzzles, comics that embrace other worlds, a very unlucky zebra, and top-class fiction that spans Christchurch Botanic Gardens in the 19th century, the loss of a brother, a Kiwi beach holiday, and a Fontanian boarding school.This is a book for readers who are hungry for sophisticated, wide-ranging, and challenging content. It aims to revitalize the reading experience for this age group and create lifetime readers.Annual will be the first publication of its kind in New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9781776570775
    Publication date: 01/10/2016
    Price: $29.99
    Author: De Goldi, Kate
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • 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: $29.99
    Author: de Goldi, Kate; Paris, Susan
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • 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: $40.00
    Author: Bishop, Gavin
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • Are Friends Electric
    Are Friends Electric
    Are Friends Electric? offers a vivid and moving vision of a past, present and future mediated by technology. The first part of Helen Heath’s bold new collection is comprised largely of found poems which emerge from conversations about sex bots, people who feel an intimate love for bridges, fences and buildings, a meditation on Theo Jansen’s beautifully strange animal sculptures, and the lives of birds in cities.

    A series of speculative poems further explores questions of how we incorporate technology into our lives and bodies. In these poems on grief, Heath asks how technology can keep us close with those we have lost. How might our experiences of grieving and remembering be altered?


    ISBN: 9781776561902
    Publication date: 01/06/2018
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Heath, Helen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Barmah Brumbies
    Barmah Brumbies
    Poppy, Milly and Katie are thrilled when they find out they're off to Barmah National Park on a five-day trail ride. Visiting Storm's home country, camping out, and maybe even seeing brumbies in the wild are just some of the exciting adventures the girls have to look forward to. But will another of Milly's reckless ideas lose them the chance of a lifetime?

    ISBN: 9780143787433
    Publication date: 02/01/2018
    Price: $15.99
    Author: Nicholas, Soraya
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.99
  • Beat of the Pendulum
    Beat of the Pendulum
    From the author of the acclaimed The Wish Child comes something unexpected and fearless: a found novel. The Beat of the Pendulum is the result of one year in which Chidgey drew upon the language she encountered on a daily basis, such as news stories, radio broadcasts, emails, social media, street signs, TV, and many conversations. As Chidgey filters and shapes the linguistic chaos of her recordings, a set of characters emerge - her family, including her young daughter, and her husband, mother and sister, her friends, and an extended family formed through surrogacy and donation.

    In her chronicling of moments of loveliness, strangeness, comedy and poetry and sorrow, Chidgey plays with the nature of time and its passing. The Beat of the Pendulum is also an exploration of human memory - how we acquire it, and how we lose it. This bravely experimental and immersive work draws us into the detail, reverberation and transience of a year in a life.

    ISBN: 9781776561704
    Publication date: 09/11/2017
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Chidgey, Catherine
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Between Worlds
    Between Worlds
    'Vivid, convincing and utterly memorable.'-Michael King, North & SouthAnne Salmond's extraordinary Between Worlds begins with the arrival of Cook's second expedition in 1773 and takes the story through to 1815, with the establishment of the first British missionary settlement in the Bay of Islands. It describes Cook's second and third voyages, telling of a time when white settlers first lived on the shores of New Zealand, often joining Maori communities - the first so-called Pakeha-Maori. These Maori communities were working out their own strategies for dealing with the strangers in their midst. New ways of living began to emerge between Maori and European.Between Worlds redefines or understanding of the earliest days of Maori and European interaction and forces us to rethink New Zealand's shared history.'There is perhaps no scholar working in Oceania better equipped in knowledge, skills and sentiment to write obetween worldso history . . . That, I think, is the supreme grace of Anne Salmond's work.'-Greg Dening, Australian Historical Studies

    ISBN: 9780143772170
    Publication date: 26/02/2018
    Price: $60.00
    Author: Salmond, Anne
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Bidibidi
    Bidibidi
    Bidibidi, a high country sheep in the South Island of New Zealand is tired of her boring life and a scanty diet of dry mountain grass. She decides to follow the rainbow in search of a more meaningful life. After many exciting and at times life-threatening adventures she meets Rainbow Jackson, the old rainbow maker. Her life is about to change forever...

    ISBN: 9781775431923
    Publication date: 21/01/2014
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Bishop, Gavin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Biografi
    Biografi
    Under the dictatorship of Enver Hoxha, all Albanian citizens had their own biografi, a file that was maintained (and often falsified) by the secret police. The information contained in a person's biografi could have devastating effects. When Lloyd Jones visited Albania in 1991, six years after the dictator's death, he heard rumours of a village dentist who, resembling Hoxha in looks and build, had been forced to give up his identity and become the dictator's double. Jones' quest to find Petar Schapallo gives shape not only to an intriguing traveller's tale, but a story about identity - changed, lost or falsified - in a country where identity was strictly controlled.

    ISBN: 9781921351778
    Publication date: 01/09/2008
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Jones, Lloyd
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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