Category:

 NZ Senior Fiction

Series:Ash

The gripping sequel to the prize-winning thriller The Nature of Ash. Ash McCarthy thought he had done enough by broadcasting his story to the world, exposing the corruption and lies of Prime Minister Chandler and his cronies. With his small band of friends and family on a r... read more

Ash McCarthy thought that by exposing the corruption of the government and its allies the international community would answer his call for intervention. But the prime minister and police commissioner still manage to manipulate the media and arrest Ash on trumped-up charges... read more

Ash Arising (Ash #2)
$20.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 19

Category:

 NZ Non Fiction

Awards:Finalist in the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards for the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction NZ Listener 50 Best Books for Kids 2017 The Sapling Best Books List 2017

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 ... read more

Gavin Bishop does it again in this absolutely beautiful book. It's packed full of facts on everything from Gondwanaland, the arrival of both Maori and Pakeha, employment, housing and education in the years between WWI and WWII, and ends with a history of Maori pro... read more

Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story
$40.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 15

Behind dusty orange hills, where the sky stretches down to the sea, theres a magical, wild, windy place called Te Mata Hapuku. Sam and Te Rerehua love to visit their Grandma and Poua at Te Mata Hapuku (aka Birdlings Flat). They like to collect agate from the st... read more

PUBLICATION MAY 2018

The Stolen Stars of Matariki (PB)
$18.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 9

Category:

 NZ Picture Books

Awards:Finalist for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - the Russell Clark Award for Illustration

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 ... read more

PUBLICATION MARCH 2018

Bobby, the Littlest War Hero
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Available Stock: 10

Category:

 NZ Junior Fiction

Kiwi is on the hunt for some tasty huhu grubs. But clever poo-hoo grubs can outsmart an unassuming kiwi any day. Poor Kiwi is determined to prove he is a crafty creeper, a kiwi of considerable cunning ... and to catch his next feed. With deadpan narration and a hi... read more

PUBLICATION JULY 2018

Keep an Eye on This Kiwi
$11.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 9

Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Series:My New Zealand Story
Awards:Shortlisted for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction 

Like many 13-year-old girls, Sofia’s main worries are how to get some groovy go-go boots, and how not to die of embarrassment giving a speech at school! But when her older brother starts talking about protests and overstayers, and how Pacific Islanders ar... read more

“You're having an amazing family holiday, one where everyone is there and all 18 of you are squeezed into one house. All of sudden it's 4 o'clock in the morning and there's banging and yelling and screaming. The police are in the house pulling people out of bed... read more

Dawn Raid (My New Zealand Story)
$18.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 9

Category:

 Grief Books

Awards:Shortlisted for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Picture Book Category

Since her mum died, Olivia hasn't felt right. Sometimes she can't breathe properly and she feels funny inside. When she is out on the farm with her dad and brother or tucked up under her blankets things don't seem so bad, but everywhere else she feels like she doesn't fit in. When D... read more

Since her mum died, Olivia hasn't felt right. Sometimes she can't breathe properly and she feels funny inside. When she is out on the farm with her dad and brother or tucked up under her blankets things don't seem so bad, but everywhere else she feels like she doesn't fit in. When D... read more

The Gift Horse
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Available Stock: 8

Category:

 General Graphic Books

Kidnapped by time-travelling ninjas, Helen is thrust into the year 2355 - a ruined future with roving gangs and 'Peace Balls', giant humming devices that enslave and control people's minds. The Go-Go Ninjas have one goal - to destroy the Peace Balls. They belie... read more

PUBLICATION JULY 2018

Helen and the Go-Go Ninjas
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 6

Category:

 NZ Young Adult Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Copyright Licensing NZ Award for Young Adult Fiction 

A love story peppered with sadness and featuring two heroes who will break your heart and then mend it again. Alex meets Jamie at the same time as finding out that her leukaemia has returned. She discovers that he is bipolar, but he is also irresistible. It compli... 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

Catch Me When You Fall
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Available Stock: 7

Category:

 NZ Senior Fiction

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

Rain Fall
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Available Stock: 7

Category:

 NZ Picture Books

Awards:Shortlisted for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Picture Book Category

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

The Longest Breakfast (PB)
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Available Stock: 6

Category:

 NZ Middle Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards - Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction  Short-listed for Queensland Literary Awards 2017 (Australia) and Griffith University Children's Book Award 2018 (Australia).

Sometimes bees get too big to be up in the branches, sometimes they fall and break their bones. This week both happened and Foreman said, 'Tomorrow we'll find two new bees.' Peony lives with her sister and grandfather on a fruit farm outside the city. In a world where real bees ar... read more

Life is “super-cherries” for 9-year-old Peony who lives with her sister and grandfather on a fruit farm outside the city. In a world where climate change has made real bees extinct, the quickest and bravest kids climb the fruit trees and pollinate the flowers by hand. Peony loves ... read more

How to Bee
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Available Stock: 6