Michael is on a mission. After a run-in with his sworn enemy, Angus, Michael's brilliant payback plan BACKFIRES. Now he's in the school production as a tree - his WORST NIGHTMARE! When Michael discovers a twisted KIDNAP PLOT, his troubles soon multiply. It's obv... read more
PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2017
Explore! Aotearoa features the thrilling true stories of New Zealand explorers Kupe, Thomas Brunner, Freda du Faur, Kieran McKay, and Kelly Tarlton. Follow these adventure pioneers on a journey across the oceans, over the land, up the mountains, beneath the earth, and under the ocean.
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, Sara... read more
Annual is back and stuffed to the gunwales with more excellent writing and illustration from across Aotearoa. There are craft projects (who hasn't wanted to make a balloon letterbox or knit their own digestive system?), a new boardgame, and a recipe for cosmic pancakes as well. Sarah Fo... read more
Young soldier Jim McLeod waits in the trenches of World War I for the order to attack the enemy. With him are his friends, and Nipper, the messenger dog. When they charge across no-man's land, Jim is shot ...and finds himself face to face with an enemy soldier.
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A dramatic and emotional story about one girl's determination to stand by her beloved animals - and her refusal to give up, even in the face of impossible odds.
When a devastating earthquake hits Evie's hometown of Parnassus on New Zealand's South Island, she an... read more
Twelve-year-old Evie has been having a rough time since her dad became sick with cancer and she is convinced she can control fate if she follows certain compulsive rituals. When a devastating earthquake destroys her home in Parnassus, her mother is injured and flown t... read more
It is a peaceful morning and Scarface Claw is happily snoozing in a spot in the sun, tail curled around and feet tucked in. Suddenly, there was a shudder and sway, the whirr of an engine, then off and away. And then off goes the truck down the drive - with Scarface ON... read more
Scarface Claw is enjoying a sunny snooze when his warm spot suddenly roars into action and he’s off on a claw-clinging ride - his owner, Tom, oblivious to his unexpected passenger. It has been seven years since Dame Lynley’s last picture book and this one is another ... read more
A wonderful story of adventure and friendship, and a little monster who doesn’t like to wait–so he decides to step out into the world for the first time.
Why do Fin and Danny hate Old Man Wilson so much? And what happens when they decide to take revenge? PAY BACK But there's more to this story than Fin and Danny realise. With a ghost sitting at his table and zombies in the walls, Old Man Wilson is more than a match for two twelve yea... read more
NZ Middle Fiction
|Reading Level:||Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults: Junior Fiction 2015.|
Two girls divided by time, united by their love for some very special horses - an epic Caribbean adventure! On a remote tropical island, twelve year-old Beatriz is about to embark on an epic journey, through hurricanes and across the high seas and back to the tim... read more
PUBLICATION AUGUST 2015
A rambunctious story about the best meal of the day.
PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2017
What have they been up to since they were rescued after the huge earthquake in Kaikoura? Nine months on from that tumultuous time, Moo and Moo are about to embark on yet another remarkable adventure. Another great story from the stars of the massive bestseller Moo and Moo and the Little Calf too.
PUBLICATION NOVEMBER 2017