|Author:||Fleur Beale (Edited by Lyn White)|
NZ Senior Fiction
|Series:||Through My Eyes: Natural Disaster Zones|
Lyla has just started her second year of high school when a magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes Christchurch to pieces. Devastation is everywhere. While her police officer mother and trauma nurse father respond to the disaster, Lyla puts on a brave fac... read more
PUBLICATION MARCH 2018
Crazy. Bold. Fearless.
Parris Goebel was destined to make her mark.
Young Queen is the autobiography of a dancer with a dream . . . a young Polynesian girl who grew up in New Zealand and went on to conquer the hip hop world.
In this honest memoir, Parris G... read more
I'm not running late like I usually am. Maybe that's why I look in the river, maybe that's why I stop when I see it. A dark-coloured raincoat, the arms spread wide, floating, hood-first down the river. And then it starts to rain.
Fifteen-year-old Annie needs to get to her bas... read more
It rains all the time in 15-year-old Annie’s West Coast town. But when her neighbour blows up his house and a dead body is found floating in the river, suddenly Annie’s isolated community becomes a hub of excitement. Add in the threatened closure of the mine, with her dad’s job in ... read more
The story of the 19th century New Zealand Wars, a part of New Zealand’s history that many people wish they knew more about. The book describes how the wars came about, where and when they were fought, who was involved, and how they affected women and children. It e... read more
We know more about wars fought in Europe than the 19th century battles that occurred in our own country and this enlightening new book helps to rectify that. Werry’s absorbing text describes how the New Zealand wars began, where and when they were fought, who was involv... read more
Here is a counting book like you've never seen: featuring Donovan Bixley's most popular characters from his uniquely Kiwi `Wheels on the Bus' and `Old MacDonald's Farm'. Look out for the milkshake-making cow, the All Black lambs, the cute pink ski-bunny, and the col... read more
The baby wants breakfast so Malcolm gets out of bed to get started. Then in comes Toby. And Una and Toto, then Alicetheyre hungry too. And Conrad from next door and his sister Ruby! Everyone has a request for breakfast. But who is taking notice of the baby? The Longes... read more
PUBLICATION APRIL 2018
What a delightful celebration of a chaotic family breakfast! Baby awakes, demanding "toot". The wonderfully patient Dad juggles varied demands for food and drinks as children, neighbours and friends wander in and out of the kitchen. ... read more
Te Reo Maori Language
|Series:||Magnetic Learning Resources|
Nibbles the pony loves to gallop and splash and prance. But who will play with him? Hedgehog is sleepy and his friend Tui is flying high.
But who is this coming across the paddock? Maybe he has someone to play with after all...
NZ Middle Fiction
|Series:||Kiwis at War|
Four Christmases have passed since the world went to war in 1914. Struggling to survive in the trenches, close to enemy lines, amid the terror of gunfire and the whine of warplanes, Kiwi soldier Henry Hunt rescues a shaken little dog. He has no idea he&rsqu... read more
PUBLICATION MARCH 2018
This is the story of Bobby - the littlest hero in a very big war. Bobby is a tiny canary. His best friend is Jack, a soldier in one of the tunnelling companies of the Royal Engineers. Together they go deep into the tunnels under no-man's-land. Jack's job is to d... read more
PUBLICATION MARCH 2018
NZ Non Fiction
|Awards:||Finalist: New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2014 Finalist: LIANZA Elsie Locke Non Fiction Award 2014 Winner of a 2014 Storylines Notable Book Award|
Aimed at 8 - 12 year olds but useful for the whole family, this fascinating new book exposes the rich history behind Anzac Day in an engaging and informative style, seeking to answer the many questions children often ask their parent... read more
A moving novel about learning to find happiness in the face of uncertainty and discovering a love that transcends the boundary between life and death.
Seventeen-year-old Alex Byrd is about to have the worst day of her life, and the best. A routine blood test... read more
On the day that 17-year-old Alex’s routine blood test shows that her leukaemia has returned, she meets Jamie and they click instantly. Finding your soul mate should be a joyous time but Alex and Jamie have to snatch precious moments to be together as she faces pro... read more