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Penguins: Their World, Their Ways by Tui De Roy, Mark Jones, Julie Cornthwaite
Penguins are, perhaps, the most loved of birds. We've been fascinated by them for just about as long as we've known they existed. When penguins are on land, their actions appear to us so humorous and expressive that we can be excused for thinking we understand them perfectly, identifying with what looks ...Show more
Albert & Agnes by Paddy & Sue Dillon
Category: NZ Non Fiction
A pair of thrushes made a nest and raised four fledglings in a fruit salad plant at the end of our verandah. Paddy shot a series of photographs and Sue wrote the story. Children will love to see the progression in nature, of the making of a nest, to the exit of a fledgling.
Three Kiwi Tales by Janet Hunt
Category: NZ Non Fiction | Reading Level: near fine
Wildbase Hospital in Palmerston North is a very special hospital for very special animals, and in this follow-up to the hugely successful How to Mend a Kea, author Janet Hunt focuses on the tales of three kiwi who have been treated there. The stories are fascinating and touching accounts of their differ ...Show more
Birds of New Zealand by Alison Dench
New Zealand boasts exceptional species of birds; a quarter of the birdlife lives nowhere else on the planet. With the concerted focus on bird recovery, through sanctuaries, the Department of Conservation and volunteer groups, native birds are abundant, and those struggling species are continually growin ...Show more
What Happened to the Moa (PB) by Ned Barraud
Category: NZ Non Fiction
This children’s book unravels the fascinating story of what happened to the moa, the legendary flightless bird of Aotearoa New Zealand. In this gloriously illustrated book, Ned Barraud describes the nine different species of moa, ranging from a small bush moa just over a metre high, to the giant moa at ...Show more
Kiwi: The Real Story by Annemarie Florian
While the kiwi is often depicted as an endangered national symbol in need of our protection, this book takes a dramatically different route. Kiwi: the real story invites the reader into the secret night world of the North Island brown kiwi, illuminating the facts about its habitat, diet, courting, and p ...Show more
NOTE: THIS IS A COLOURING IN BOOK This wonderful bumper-size colouring-in book for children features simple black and white illustrations of wildlife from our present environment as well as the distant past, all ready to be coloured in. Each is accompanied by a sentence or two of basic explanatory text ...Show more
Birds (Fact Cat) by Izzi Howell
What makes a bird a bird? Read all about birds, find out where they live, how they breathe and what they eat. How are birds born and how do they grow and learn? A simple fun quiz helps readers recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop shop for help with homework assignments!
Whose Beak is This? (HB) by Gillian Candler
A picture book for 2-5 year olds, Whose Beak is This'lets children guess the identity of iconic New Zealand birds from the pictures of their beaks, while finding out some facts about the birds along the way.
Flamingoes (Fact Finders) by Katie Woolley
Reading Gems is a series designed to spark a love of reading. It is a supplementary reading programme that is graded into four levels to perfectly suit a child's reading ability from an emerging reader to a confident, independent reader. Parents and teachers can be reassured that children are reading bo ...Show more
This children's book covers everything you need to know about birds, from eagles, owls, and parrots, to hummingbirds, penguins, and birds of paradise. Find out how birds from around the world fly, feed, sense the world, communicate, build nests, protect their eggs, raise chicks, keep their feathers in t ...Show more
Category: Te Reo Maori Language
A charming introduction to New Zealand's wildlife of the night, starting with the kiwi. Each page describes the creature to be found on the next page, encouraging the reader to predict what the creature might be.